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    Sale 7547

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    12 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 72

    A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 13261

    Price Realised  

    A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 13261
    Best quality engraving of unusual Purdey design, faint traces of colour hardening, inset cocking indicators, automatic safety, trigger-guard deformed slightly, figured stock much rubbed, later insertion of leather cheekpiece at comb, forend rubbed smooth, the Whitworth fluid-pressed steel barrels inscribed "2" at breech ends, sunk game rib.
    Weight 6lb. 10oz., 14½in. stock, 29½in. barrels, chokes approx. cylinder & 5/8, 2½in. chambers, nitro proof
    In an unusual and rare leather double leg of mutton case.


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    The Makers kindly confirm that this gun was made in 1889.

    Special Notice

    Sporting Guns. Unless otherwise stated, this gun is a double-barrelled hammerless shotgun. Every gun (blue label), with specific exceptions (yellow label), requires a Shot Gun Certificate.
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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the trigger-guard has been re-shaped since cataloguing and is now in fine order.