A FINE & RARE .246 (PURDEY) SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE
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A FINE & RARE .246 (PURDEY) SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE

J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 23003

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A FINE & RARE .246 (PURDEY) SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE
J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 23003
With 25 ½ in. (64.8 cm.) signed blacked nitro chopperlump Whitworth steel barrels, matt raised sighting rib with two-leaf rear-sight each with platinum-inlaid centre-line and respectively calibrated for 150 and 300 yards, the base of the sight with windage adjustment marked 'IN' and 'OUT', matt ramp-mounted bead fore-sight, case-hardened side-clipped treble grip action signed on the underside, blued removable striker-discs, blued toplever fitted with a folding aperture peep-sight, bolted automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'BOLTED' and 'SAFE', case-hardened signed locks each with blued cocking-indicator, blued trigger-guard, case-hardened pistolgrip-cap, best quality bouquet and scroll engraving throughout, well figured 15 ½ in. pistolgrip stock including 5/8 in. rubber recoil pad, old inventory label, gold escutcheon engraved with a crowned 'J' monogram, and retaining virtually all its original finish throughout
Please note that this rifle is a Section 1 firearm.
Provenance
The makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was completed in July 1927 for King Alfonso XIII of Spain.
Special notice

These lots have been imported from outside the EU for sale using a Temporary Import regime. Import VAT is payable (at 5%) on the Hammer price. VAT is also payable (at 20%) on the buyer’s Premium on a VAT inclusive basis. When a buyer of such a lot has registered an EU address but wishes to export the lot or complete the import into another EU country, he must advise Christie's immediately after the auction.

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