J. PURDEY & SONS
A .30-06 CALIBRE BOLT-MAGAZINE SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 27680,
for 1972, 22in. nitro barrel engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', and with acanthus scroll detailing at the nocks form, block mounted open sights with two folding leaf sights, marked 100, 200 and 300 and with gold-inlaid sight lines, ramp-mounted bead foresight with serial numbered protective hood, the receiver (with thumb cutout) mounted with a Zeiss Diatal-DA 4x32 telescopic sight, serial no. 782551 on a Pachmayr quickly-detachable mount, floral engraved recoil blocks, serial numbered bolt with flattened chequered bolt knob, hinged floorplate with push button release, the receiver, floorplate and furniture engraved with bold scrolling acanthus on a matted background, well-figured pistolgrip stock with left-handed cheekpiece, monte carlo comb, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), sling swivels detached (present in case), 14 3/4in. pull including buttplate, weight 8lb. 4oz. (unscoped) and 9lb. 3oz. (with scope), in its full length brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:
Completed: August 1972
For: G.P. White
Description: A Mauser bolt-action rifle
Weight: 9lb. 2oz. including 'scope
Barrels: [Length not recorded]
Stock: 14 3/4in.
Large Scroll engraving by D. O'Brien Jr
Stock with left-sided cheek-piece and Monte Carlo comb with negative rake, pistolgrip and horn heelplate, inlaid with three gold letters
Barrel with Standard for 100 yards, leaves for 200 & 300, gold-faced bead-foresight
Diatal-DA 4x32 scope with No. 6 Reticle
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act