A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 18020/1 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with later canvas cover

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Lot 669S2
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 18020/1
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with later canvas cover

Sold for £ 22,500 (US$ 30,941) inc. premium
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 18020/1
Toplevers, forends and ribs engraved '1' and '2', best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, some hardening-colour, cocking-indicators, well-figured replacement stocks, the replacement chopper-lump barrels engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London with game-ribs
Weight 6lb. 13oz., 14¾in. stocks, 28in. barrels, choke approx. both ⅜ (No. 1) and ½ & ⅜ (No. 2), 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with later canvas cover

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1904 for a H.C.R. Williamson Esq and that in 1989 the guns were reconditioned, rebarrelled and restocked prior to sale
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A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 18020/1 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with later canvas cover
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 18020/1 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with later canvas cover
A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey, no. 18020/1 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with later canvas cover
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