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A VERY RARE BARRÉ ENGRAVED 12-BORE TOPLEVER LIVE PIGEON HAMMERGUN
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A VERY RARE BARRÉ ENGRAVED 12-BORE TOPLEVER LIVE PIGEON HAMMERGUN

J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 19395

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A VERY RARE BARRÉ ENGRAVED 12-BORE TOPLEVER LIVE PIGEON HAMMERGUN
J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 19395
With 32 in. (81.3 cm.) blacked signed nitro chopperlump Whitworth steel barrels with raised matt rib, 2 ¾ in. (70 mm) chambers, bored approx. full and full choke, signed treble grip action (re-jointed) with side-clipped fences and strikers retaining some original blued finish, and rebounding locks, the action, toplever, locks, hammers, trigger-guard and fore-end iron including button all finely chiselled in low relief with foliate scrollwork inhabited by monsters and Classical masks against a blackened ground, articulated front trigger, well figured 14 ¼ in. stock with chequered butt, the underside of the butt with pierced gold-inlaid escutcheon bearing the Spanish Royal Arms, weight 7 lbs. 10 oz.
Please note that this hammergun is a Section 2 shotgun.
Provenance
The makers have kindly confirmed that this hammergun was completed in April 1909 for King Alfonso XIII of Spain, and that the records make specific mention of Barré as the engraver.
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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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