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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - September 2019

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JAMES PURDEY & SONS
AN EXCEPTIONAL SUITE OF THREE SINCLAIR-ENGRAVED SPORTING ARMS, serial no. 28223 / 4 / 5,
completed as a sequentially numbered garniture in 1986 / 7 for the same client and comprising of a .375 H&H Magnum self-opening sidelock ejector double rifle, a 20-bore (3in.) over and under sidelock ejector sporting gun with two sets of barrels and a 20-bore (3in.) self-opening sidelock ejector sporting gun, all remaining in virtually unused condition:

A SINCLAIR-ENGRAVED .375 H&H MAGNUM SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 28825,
25in. nitro chopperlump barrels with raised matt sight rib, open sights and folding leaf sight for 100 and 300 yards, ramp-mounted bead foresight with hood, sunken rib gold-inlaid in script with the calibre designation, the tubes gold-inlaid 'J. PURDEY & SONS. LONDON: ENGLAND.', the breech end mounted with a Zeiss Diatal-Z 4x32T* telescopic sight, serial number 1974613, in quickly-detachable mounts, with secondary Docter red dot sight, serial number F5852950, on a finely matted and scroll engraved rail (to fit claw mount bases), treble-grip self-opening action with side-bolsters and side-clips, removable striker discs, elongated top-strap, bolted automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguard, the action, lockplates and furniture finely engraved in relief with bold floral and foliate motifs on a matted background, the lockplates gold-inlaid in script with the makers name and finely engraved in bulino style with a silvertip bear with mountain backdrop and a crow alighting in the foreground (left side) a pair of North American elk (right side), the underside with a wild boar, signed 'W.P.S.', the triggerguard tang gold-inlaid with the serial number, bright finish overall, 13 3/4in. highly-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, sling swivels, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap and including 3/8in. leather covered recoil pad, gold oval escutcheon initialled 'CEP' and dated 1987, weight 9lb. 15oz. (unscoped), 10lb. 13oz., (including Zeiss telescopic sight) and 10lb. 6oz. (including Docter sight), in its lightweight leather case with accessories (including Purdey instruction booklets and sighting target) and with provision for both sights;

A SINCLAIR-ENGRAVED 20-BORE (3IN.) DOUBLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR WITH EXTRA BARRELS, serial no. 28824,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels with 4mm raised solid matt top-rib and side-ribs, over barrel gold-inlaid 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND.', 3in. chambers, bored approx. 3/4 and full choke;
25in. nitro chopperlump barrels with 4mm raised solid matt top-rib and side-ribs, over barrel gold-inlaid 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND.', 3in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both;
hold-open toplever, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, gold-washed firing pins, cocking-indicators, the action, lockplates and furniture finely engraved in relief with bold floral and foliate motifs on a matted background, the lockplates gold-inlaid in script with the makers name and finely engraved in bulino style with a pair of basking mountain lions (left side), a wildcat poised to pounce on a rabbit (right side) and the underside with a solitary wolf in a snow clad woodland setting, signed 'W.P.S.', bright finish overall, 14 1/2in. highly-figured pistolgrip stock with pistolgrip-cap and including 1/2in. leather covered recoil pad, gold oval escutcheon initialled 'CEP' and dated 1987, semi-beavertail fore-end, weight 6lb. 9oz. (28in. barrels) and 6lb. 7oz. (25in. barrels), in its lightweight leather case with accessories (including Purdey instruction booklets) with provision for both sets of barrels;

A SINCLAIR-ENGRAVED 20-BORE (3IN.) SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 28823,
27in. nitro chopperlump barrels with matt Churchill-rib, tubes gold-inlaid 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND.', 3in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, self-opening action with removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, the action, lockplates and furniture finely engraved in relief with bold floral and foliate motifs on a matted background, the lockplates gold-inlaid in script with the makers name and finely engraved in bulino style with woodland scenes of a brace of cock pheasant in flight (left side) and a covey of partridge flushed (right side), and signed 'W.P.S.', the underside with a fall of woodcock, the triggerguard tang gold-inlaid with the serial number, bright finish overall, 14 1/2in. highly-figured pistolgrip stock with pistolgrip-cap and including 1/2in. leather covered recoil pad, oval gold escutcheon initialled 'CEP' and dated 1986, beavertail fore-end, weight 6lb., in its lightweight leather case with accessories (including Purdey instruction booklets)

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Estimate £150,000-180,000

S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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