A pair of 12-bore single-trigger self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 18799/800 In a brass-mounted oak and leather case with James Purdey & Sons trade-label (replacement handle)

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Lot 238S2
A pair of 12-bore single-trigger self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 18799/800
In a brass-mounted oak and leather case with James Purdey & Sons trade-label (replacement handle)

£ 8,000 - 12,000
US$ 10,000 - 16,000
A pair of 12-bore single-trigger self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 18799/800
Non-selective single-triggers engraved Boss Patent 11278, the toplevers, ribs and forend tips numbered '1' and '2' in gold, best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, full renewed hardening-colour, cocking-indicators, rolled-edge trigger-guards, highly-figured replacement stocks, (No. 2 cracked and repaired at hand), the chopper-lump barrels with game-ribs engraved J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Pressed Steel (No. 1 indistinct)
Weight 6lb. 13oz., 14⅝in. stocks, 29in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ⅞ choke (No. 1) and I.C. & ¾ choke (No. 2), 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof (No. 1 left barrel-thickness at 20-, No. 2 barrel-thicknesses at 20 and 19 thou)
In a brass-mounted oak and leather case with James Purdey & Sons trade-label (replacement handle)

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in 1906 as 1 and 2 of a trio with double-triggers
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A pair of 12-bore single-trigger self-opening sidelock ejector guns by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 18799/800 In a brass-mounted oak and leather case with James Purdey & Sons trade-label (replacement handle)
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