21 March 2001
THE PROPERTY OF AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR
A FINE KEN HUNT-ENGRAVED AND GOLD-ENCRUSTED 20-BORE (2¾IN) SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY J. PURDEY, NO. 27657
The lockplates gold-encrusted with California quail and pheasants, with best foliate-scroll engraving and oak leaf and acorn motifs, the lockplates signed 'K. C. Hunt', with virtually full hardening-colour, the lockplates inset with cocking-indicators, well-figured stock with pistolgrip, the chopper-lump barrels with matt game-rib
Weight 5lb. 11½oz., 15 1/8in. stock, 26in. barrels, approx. ¼ & 5/8 choke, 2¾in. chambers, nitro proof
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The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in July 1970.
It appears to be virtually unused
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