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    Sale 7547

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    12 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    A FINE LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 23722

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    A FINE LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NO. 23722
    Fine rose and scroll engraving, retaining some original colour hardening, cocking indicators, automatic safety, the figured stock with drop points, recoil pad with leather butt end, chopper lump barrels with Maker's details to game rib.
    Weight 6lb. 7oz., 14 3/8in. stock, 28in. barrels, 2¾in. chambers (extended), chokes approx. ¼ & ¾, nitro reproof for chambers
    In Maker's brass bound oak and leather case.


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was made in 1929. It has remained in the same family since.

    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.
    VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.