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DAVID MCKAY BROWN
A UNIQUE LEE-ENGRAVED 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER PURDEY-STYLE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 7502,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels with 6mm solid raised matt top-rib and side ribs, over barrel engraved 'DAVID MCKAY BROWN (GUNMAKERS) LTD. 32 HAMILTON ROAD. BOTHWELL.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 choke in both, hold-open toplever, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, the action, lockplates and furniture profusely engraved with bold acanthus scrollwork on a matted background, the triggerguard with a Chinese dragon, the fore-end iron with a crocodile, retaining some original colour-hardening, 14 7/8in. highly-figured semi-pistolgrip stock including 7/8in. leather covered recoil pad, weight 7lb. 4oz., in its brass-cornered leather case with canvas and leather outer

Provenance: Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1992 as a '12-bore O/U S/L Purdey action' with 28in. barrels and 'full cover medium scroll' engraving by Charles Lee

Literature: The gun is referenced in Donald Dallas' definitive history of the maker 'David McKay Brown - Scotland's Gun and Rifle Manufacturer' as being one of just nine sidelock guns ever built by him - and the only example in an over and under configuration


Other Notes: For more information about this gunmaker, please see HERE

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Estimate £10,000-15,000

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




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