17 December 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
GBP 400 - GBP 500
A J. PURDEY OAK CASE FOR A 38-BORE D.B PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE
NO.6805 FOR 1864
Lined in red baize (small patches of wear and insect damage, one compartment wall altered, another incomplete), the lid with J. Purdey trade label with '314½ Oxford Street near Hanover Square' address and with hand-written instructions for loads and loading (holed), complete with its original leather outer-cover with owner's initials 'D.D'
For 30in (76.2cm) barrels
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
See L. Patrick Unsworth, The Early Purdeys, p.176
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