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    Sale 7643

    Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    21 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    A DOUBLE-BARRELLED SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR SPORTING RIFLE BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 18043 WITH INTERCHANGEABLE .458, .300 AND .270 BARRELS BY OTHERS

    Price Realised  

    A DOUBLE-BARRELLED SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR SPORTING RIFLE BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 18043 WITH INTERCHANGEABLE .458, .300 AND .270 BARRELS BY OTHERS
    The bolstered action fully re-engraved with foliate scrolls and florets on stippled ground, bright finish, cocking indicators, rolled edge trigger guard, side-clips, automatic safety and stalking latch, fully figured stock with inset horn comb, cheekpiece, pistolgrip, engraved cap and rubber recoil pad, the barrels with short sight rib, folding sights, the ramp mounted bead foresight with folding moon sight, the breech ends inlaid with a broad gold band with the figures "458" and mounted with a Kahles Helia S 1.1-4.5 x 20 telescopic sight in quick release mounts, the interchangeable .300 and .270 barrels with Leopold Vari - XII and XIII sights.
    Weight without telescope (.458) 10lb. 8½oz., (.300) 9lb. 5½oz., (.270) 10lb. 3oz., 14¾in. stock (including 1in. pad), .458 barrels 26¼in., .300 barrels 24 1/8in., .270 barrels 25½in., all nitro proof
    In a leather case


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    Post Lot Text

    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in 1906 as a .303.