A fine matched pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by James Purdey & Sons, no. 18259 & 18259* In their leather motor case (handle broken, straps missing)
Lot 670S2
A fine matched pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by James Purdey & Sons, no. 18259 & 18259*
In their leather motor case (handle broken, straps missing)
Sold for £ 50,000 (US$ 64,692) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine matched pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by James Purdey & Sons, no. 18259 & 18259* In their leather motor case (handle broken, straps missing) A fine matched pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by James Purdey & Sons, no. 18259 & 18259* In their leather motor case (handle broken, straps missing) A fine matched pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by James Purdey & Sons, no. 18259 & 18259* In their leather motor case (handle broken, straps missing)
A fine matched pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns by James Purdey & Sons, no. 18259 & 18259*
Toplevers, ribs and forends engraved '1' and '2', best bold foliate-scroll engraving, cocking-indicators, highly-figured stocks, the chopper-lump barrels with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England
Weight 7lb. (No. 1) and 6lb. 15oz. (No. 2), 14⅜in. stocks, 28in. barrels, choke approx. ½ & ¾ (No. 1) and ⅜ & ⅞ (No. 2), 2¾in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their leather motor case (handle broken, straps missing)

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1966 and 1970 for a Monsieur Maxime Magne, of 25 Alle de Tourny, Periqueux, France, and that the No. 1 gun was engraved by Foster and the No. 2 gun engraved by Casbard.
    The original serial numbers for these guns would have been 27318 and 27728 and the current serial numbers were a special request of the purchaser
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