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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NOS. 24131/2

    Price Realised  

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NOS. 24131/2
    Fine rose and scroll engraving retaining virtually all original colour hardening, gold inlaid automatic "safe" catches, cocking indicators, well figured stocks with drop points, wood extensions and recoil pads (no.2 gun with slight crack to hand), Whitworth steel chopper-lump barrels with sunken game rib engraved with Maker's details
    Weights: 6lb. 6½oz and 6lb. 4½oz., 15 1/8in. stock including 1in extension and 1in. pad, 28in. barrels, chokes approx. ¼ and ¾, (no.1) 2½in. chambers and (no.2) 2 5/8in. chambers, nitro proof
    In the Maker's brass-bound oak and leather case containing fittings and an outer canvas cover (2)


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

    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.
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