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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - March 2016

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Sale A0316 Lot 1420 - S2

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* J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR, serial no. 12633, with extra barrels,
30in. black powder only chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/2 and 1/4 choke;
28in. black powder only chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both;
treble-grip action with hidden third bite, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, brushed bright finish, light damage to left lockplate, 14 1/4in. boldly-figured replacement stock (by another), replacement fore-end wood, weight 6lb. 13oz., in a universal case with provision for both sets of barrels

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1887 with 30in. barrels for Takenosuk Mitsui

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Estimate £800-1,000

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