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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

    A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 23866

    Price Realised  

    A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 23866
    Fine rose and scroll engraving with brushed bright finish, gold inlaid non-automatic "safe", figured stock (with some minor chips to butt end), silver oval, replacement chopper-lump barrels by the Maker engraved with details to raised game rib
    Weight 6lb 10¾oz. 14 3/8in. stock, 28in. barrels, chokes approx. IC and 5/8, 2¾in. chambers, nitro proof
    In Maker's brass-bound oak and leather case


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1929 and rebarrelled by themselves in 1973.
    The gun may require tightening.

    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.
    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the chambers are 2½in and not as stated in the catalogue.