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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    A FINE PAIR OF LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NOS. 23637/8

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    A FINE PAIR OF LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NOS. 23637/8
    Fine rose and scroll engraving, retaining some original colour hardening, automatic safety catches with gold inlaid "safe", cocking indicators, articulated front triggers, well figured pistolgrip stocks with horn caps, Whitworth steel chopper-lump barrels, game ribs with Maker's details
    Weight 6lb 2oz to both, 14¼in. stock, 28in. barrels, chokes approx. 3/8 and 7/8, 2½in. chambers, nitro proof
    In Maker's brass-bound oak and leather double case with oil bottle and snap caps (2)


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1930.

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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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