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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    A FINE 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 27769

    Price Realised  

    A FINE 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 27769
    No. 2 of a pair, fine rose and scroll engraving retaining nearly all original colour hardening, cocking indicators, automatic gold inlaid "safe", gold inlaid "2" to top-lever, rib and forend, well-figured stock with drop points and rubber recoil pad, gold oval, chopper-lump barrels with sunken game rib engraved with Maker's details
    Weight 6lb 6½oz., 14 ¾in. stock, 27in. barrels, chokes approx. ¼ and 7/8, 2½in. chambers, nitro proof
    In a leather case with accessories and reproduction Purdey label


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1970.

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    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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