17 July 2002
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS BY J. PURDEY, NO. 23453/4
The lockplates inset with cocking-indicators, best bouquet and scroll engraving, boldly-figured stocks with leather-covered recoil-pads, the Whitworth-steel chopper-lump barrels with game-ribs
Weight 6lb. 8oz., 14½in. pulls, 29in. barrels, choke approx. ¼ & 3/8 (No. 1) and I.C. & ½ (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, nitro proof
In their maker's unusual double tiered brass-mounted oak and leather motor-case with its canvas outer cover
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The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed circa 1928. Please see also Lot 167
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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