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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - March 2017

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Sale A0317 Lot 1400 - S2

** J. PURDEY & SONS

A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 28339,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels (London proofed for 1992), tubes engraved in script 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON. ENGLAND', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, self-opening action with removable striker discs, manual safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the underside with a cartouche engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. LONDON. ENGLAND', retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 15 1/4in. figured stock, weight 6lb. 12oz., in its lightweight leather motor case

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in
1978 and there is a 'fitters in' mention in the barrel book though no date is recorded


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Estimate £10,000-15,000

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