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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 164

    A J. PURDEY OAK CASE FOR A 38-BORE D.B PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE

    NO.6805 FOR 1864

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A J. PURDEY OAK CASE FOR A 38-BORE D.B PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE
    NO.6805 FOR 1864
    Lined in red baize (small patches of wear and insect damage, one compartment wall altered, another incomplete), the lid with J. Purdey trade label with '314½ Oxford Street near Hanover Square' address and with hand-written instructions for loads and loading (holed), complete with its original leather outer-cover with owner's initials 'D.D'
    For 30in (76.2cm) barrels


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    See L. Patrick Unsworth, The Early Purdeys, p.176

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