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Sale A0621 Lot 1205

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** J. PURDEY & SONS
A FINE KELLY-ENGRAVED .577 NITRO EXPRESS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 29142,
for 1993, 24in. nitro chopperlump barrels, stippled matt sight rib with banner gold-inlaid in gothic script 'J. Purdey & Sons. London England.', the sunken rib gold-inlaid in gothic script '.577 Nitro', open sights with two folding leaf sights, gold-inlaid sight lines and engraved '25', '50' and '75', stippled matt fore-sight ramp with bead fore-sight, flip-up moonsight and split folding sight shroud, bolstered treble-grip action with side-clips, removable striker discs, elongated top strap with manual bolted safety with gold-inlaid 'BOLTED' and 'SAFE' details gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguard, gold-washed triggers, the fences and side bolsters finely carved in high relief with scrolled and flowing foliate designs, the action, lockplates and furniture with bold scrolling acanthus, all on a matted background, the lockplates finely engraved with a herd of African elephant in a savannah setting to the left and two Cape buffalo to the right, the underside with two scrolling banners gold-inlaid 'J. Purdey & Sons. London England' surmounting a central round vignette of a lion's head, the triggerplate signed 'S. KELLY', 14 5/8in. well-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), sling swivels and including 3/4in. rubber recoil pad, beavertail fore-end engraved en suite, weight 13lb. 5oz.



Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:

Completed: June 1993
Description: A hammerless ejector double rifle
Weight: 13lb. 4 3/4oz.
Calibre: .577 (NE)
Barrels: 24in.
Stock: 14 1/2in.
Notes:
Engraved by S. Kelly
Stock with gold oval


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Estimate £60,000-70,000

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




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