A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 18648/9
Lot 214S2
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 18648/9 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with numbered charge sheet listing loads for shot and spherical ball
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 25,186) inc. premium
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A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 18648/9 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with numbered charge sheet listing loads for shot and spherical ball A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 18648/9 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with numbered charge sheet listing loads for shot and spherical ball
Lot Details
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 18648/9
The toplevers, ribs and forend-tips numbered '1' and '2' in gold, best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, some hardening-colour, cocking-indicators, well-figured stocks (slightly shortened) with wood extensions, the Whitworth Steel chopper-lump barrels with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Pressed Steel
Weight 6lb. 11½oz. (No. 1) and 6lb. 10¾oz. (No. 2), 16 1/8in. pulls (14¼in. stocks), 30in. barrels, approx. ¼ & ¾ choke (No. 1) and both approx. I.C. (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, London nitro reproof (No. 1 left barrel-thickness at 21-, No.2 left barrel-thickness at 19-)
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with numbered charge sheet listing loads for shot and spherical ball

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1906, and that the barrel length was not recorded. The load for spherical ball, detailed in the lid of their case, is stated as for Black Powder only
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