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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE ROUND-BODIED SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NOS. 29751/2

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    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE ROUND-BODIED SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS BY J. PURDEY & SONS, NOS. 29751/2
    Fine rose and scroll engraving retaining virtually all original colour hardening, gold inlaid name to lockplates, gold inlaid cocking indicators, side-clips, gold inlaid numbering, serial numbers and automatic "safe", articulated front triggers, rolled-edged trigger guards, highly figured exhibition grade stocks with chequered grips, drop points, gold letters "DNR" inlaid in the stocks, chopper-lump barrels engraved with Maker's details, raised game rib
    Weight 6lb. 9oz., 14 5/8in. stocks, 28in. barrels, chokes approx. ¼ and 3/8, 2¾in chambers, nitro proof
    In Maker's double leather motor case with canvas outer cover and all accessories (2)


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1999 and retain their original specifications. They remain in virtually unused condition.

    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.