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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - March 2018

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Sale A0318 Lot 1419

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J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 15458,
30in. nitro reproved Whitworth-steel chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', and numbered '2', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, self-opening action with carved leaf fences, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, best fine bouquet and scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, repair to triggerguard, 14 1/2in. figured stock, fore-end wood minor crack towards knuckle and with insert repair to right edge, weight 6lb. 13oz., in a brass-cornered oak and leather case

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in April 1896 with 30in. barrels, to match gun no. 13914 for 'G.W. Agnew, Esq.'

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Estimate £9,000-12,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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