A 12-bore sidelock hammer gun by J. Purdey, no. 8682 In a brass-mounted oak and leather case

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Lot 81S2
A 12-bore sidelock hammer gun by J. Purdey, no. 8682
In a brass-mounted oak and leather case

Sold for £ 2,250 (US$ 3,076) inc. premium
A 12-bore sidelock hammer gun by J. Purdey, no. 8682
Purdey patent, patent safety thumb-hole opening, rebounding sidelocks (left spur broken), percussion fences, best foliate-scroll engraving, traces of hardening-colour, well-figured stock with ebonite extension, forend converted from wedge to clip, the damascus barrels with game-rib engraved J. Purdey, 314½ Oxford Street, London,
Weight 6lb. 14oz., 14½in. pull (14in. stock), 30in. barrels, both approx. I.C., 2⅝in. chambers, London nitro reproof (right barrel-thickness at 16+)
In a brass-mounted oak and leather case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1872 for Hon. George Keane, later owned by Colonel W. Latham
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