A fine and rare pair of 12-bore bar-in-wood sidelock hammer guns by J. Purdey, no. 7799/7800 In a Purdey leather case

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Lot 94S2
A fine and rare pair of 12-bore bar-in-wood sidelock hammer guns by J. Purdey, no. 7799/7800
In a Purdey leather case

Sold for £ 17,500 (US$ 22,107) inc. premium
A fine and rare pair of 12-bore bar-in-wood sidelock hammer guns by J. Purdey, no. 7799/7800
The actions incorporating J. Purdey patent No. 1104 of 2nd May 1863 thumb-hole underlevers, rebounding sidelocks, percussion fences, loaded-indicators, best foliate-scroll engraving, some hardening-colour, well-figured stocks with traps opening to reveal spare strikers and key and steel butt-plates, the re-browned damascus barrels with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey, 314½ Oxford Street, London
Weight 7lb. 1oz. (No. 1) and 7lb. 2oz. (No. 2), 14⅝in. pulls (14½in. stocks), 32in. barrels, all approx. cyl., 2¾in. chambers, London Black Powder proof
In a Purdey leather case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1868 for Captain Hon. H. Wyndham with 32in. barrels damascus steel barrels, loaded indicators, and traps and implements fitted in butts
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A fine and rare pair of 12-bore bar-in-wood sidelock hammer guns by J. Purdey, no. 7799/7800 In a Purdey leather case
A fine and rare pair of 12-bore bar-in-wood sidelock hammer guns by J. Purdey, no. 7799/7800 In a Purdey leather case
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