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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2019

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J. PURDEY & SONS
A FINE DELUXE 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 27176, with extra barrels,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels with raised matt rib, tubes engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke;
26in. nitro chopperlump barrels with raised matt rib, tubes engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke;
self-opening action with removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, the action, lockplates and furniture profusely engraved with bold scrolling acanthus on a finely matted background, the underside with an oval engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS LONDON ENGLAND', the lockplates with the makers name in elaborate cartouches, retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 15in. well-figured stock, weight 7lb. (28in. barrels) and 6lb. 15oz. (26in. barrels), in its lightweight leather motor case with provision for both sets of barrels

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

No. 27176
Completed: December 1963
For: Rumanian Republic
Description: A hammerless ejector game gun with extra barrels
Weight: 7lb. 5 1/2oz. (28in.) / 7lb. 3 1/4oz. (26in.)
Calibre: 12-bore (2 3/4in. case)
Barrels: 28in. / 26in.
Choke: Mod & Choke (28in.) / Imp. Cyl. & 1/2 (26in.)
Stock: 14 5/8in.
Notes:
Large scroll engraving by Ken Hunt and Geoffrey Casbard
Stock with DC inlaid in gold and leather covered Silver's recoil-pad


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Estimate £15,000-20,000

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




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