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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    A RARE BASTIN SYSTEM 12-BORE (CENTRE FIRE) HAMMER GUN BY J. PURDEY, NO. 6953

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    A RARE BASTIN SYSTEM 12-BORE (CENTRE FIRE) HAMMER GUN BY J. PURDEY, NO. 6953
    Of pinfire form, the Bastin underlever with integral pivoted latch, the backlocks with high-spurred dolphin hammers, as a pinfire the hammer noses recessed to receive the cartridge-pins, carved serpentine fences, loaded indicators, best foliate-scroll engraving, figured stock, the bold damascus barrels with game-rib
    Weight 7lb. 3oz., 14¼in. stock, 30in. barrels, chokes both approx. I.C., 2½in. chambers, proof exemption


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1865; it is one of a very few built with the release-catch at the rear of the forepart; it is believed to be one of the last of this type built and one of the first in the centre fire form.

    An earlier pinfire version sold in these salerooms in December 1998.

    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.