A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 15824/5 In separate cases, one canvas the other leather

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Lot 185S2
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 15824/5
In separate cases, one canvas the other leather

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 13,252) inc. premium
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 15824/5
The toplevers and ribs numbered '1' and '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, traces of hardening-colour, cocking-indicators, well-figured stocks (shortened) with wood extensions, the 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. 12oz., 15¾in. pulls (13¾in. stocks), 30in. barrels, choke approx. cyl. & I.C (No. 1) and cyl. & ¼ (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof (No. 1 gun left barrel-thickness at 20)
In separate cases, one canvas the other leather

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1897 for Col. A. F. Aylmer. The guns have remained in the same family ever since
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A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 15824/5 In separate cases, one canvas the other leather
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