A Fine 14-bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun

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Lot 303*
A Fine 14-bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun
By J. Purdey, 314½ Oxford Street, London, No. 3248 For 1838

Sold for £ 8,500 (US$ 10,552) inc. premium
A Fine 14-bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun
By J. Purdey, 314½ Oxford Street, London, No. 3248 For 1838
With browned twist sighted barrels signed in full along the rib, case-hardened breeches engraved with foliage between and each with platinum line and pierced platinum plug, case-hardened foliate scroll engraved case-hardened tang, signed border engraved flat locks and dolphin hammers, highly figured half-stock (minor bruising) with chequered grip, border engraved steel mounts decorated with foliate scrollwork and comprising butt-plate (some wear, no blueing remaining) and blued trigger-guard (loss of finish on the tang), case-hardened trigger-plate with foliate engraved pineapple-shaped finial, vacant silver escutcheon and further oval escutcheon numbered '1', grooved forward trigger, later sling loops, white-metal mounted ramrod, probably original, and much original finish, London proof marks
78.5 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Literature
    L. Patrick Unsworth, The Early Purdeys, 1996, p. 225. Recorded as one of a pair sold on 6 November 1838 for £40.0.0., and 'Pair guns No. 2825-6 put in part exchange. No. 3249 was resold for £36.15s on 10 Aug.'
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