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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2021

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J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10633,
circa 1880, 28in. sleeved nitro barrels (in 2019), sunken rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. extra full choke in both, carved percussion fences, toplever (replacement screw) engraved 'PATENT', rebounding sidelocks with dolphin hammers, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, forward triggerplate screw protruding, 13 3/8in. highly-figured stock, weight 6lb. 5oz.

Provenance: For Richard J. Lucas b1852, France. His father was a landed proprietor. He was a doctor and lived at 48 Arundel Gardens, Kensington in London

The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:

Completed: 16th December 1879
For: R.J. Lucas
Description: A lightweight sidelock bar in wood hammer game gun
Weight: 6lb. 2 1/2oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 29in.
Choke: Both Modified Choke
Stock: 13 7/8in.
Notes:
6th December 1880: Stock shortened to 13 3/4in. and bend adjusted
Later resold to Sir G. Colthurst
14th July 1908: Gun belongs to Arthur M. Lee. "Barrels are badly shaken, they weigh 2lb. 11oz."




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Estimate £1,000-1,500

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




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