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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 60

    A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 11670

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    A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 11670
    Fine rose and scroll engraving, concealed third-bite, arrowed cocking indicators, acanthus leaf carved fences, automatic gold inlaid "safe", figured replacement stock with slight cast-on, trigger guard re-engraved, heavily re-blacked barrels (light pitting and dents), the rib engraved with Maker's details
    Weight 6lb. 11¼oz., 14¾in. stock, 30in. barrels, chokes approx. I.C. and ½, 2¾in. chambers, nitro proof
    In a leather case with later Purdey trade label


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1883.

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