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SN 30341. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. Specially ordered in 2006, this exquisite small bore Purdey OU is unique incorporating some unusual features. The 28″ demi-bloc bbls are fitted with narrow, matted, solid rib. Left side of top bbl is engraved “J. Purdey & Sons, London, England”. Bottom bbl flat is stamped with 2006 London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers, and with importers name and address (Griffin & Howe). Beautifully case hardened, round bodied, small sized, OU action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), with large safety button. Rounded lockplates are fitted with H&H type detaching pin, and blued tumbler ends have gold line cocking indicators. Dbl triggers are an unusual feature in this day and age, and they are fitted to this gun with front trigger articulated. Action and lockplates are engraved in typical Purdey house style rose and scroll, which is very nicely cut. “J. Purdey & Sons” is tastefully inlaid in gold at the front part of each lockplate. The case hardened beaded trigger guard has SN gold inlaid on tang, which extends to engraved steel grip cap through Prince of Wales grip. Strikingly marbled, and lightly figured flesh-toned fine European walnut buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features usual drop points, point pattern checkering, and a gold oval which is engraved with simple scroll and the initials “RBA”. Matching full splinter ejector forend has Anson release. “Purdey” is inlaid in gold on exterior of iron, and SN is in gold on interior. Bore diameter: top -.611, bottom – .611. Bore restrictions: top – .015 (mod), bottom – .007 (IC). Wall thickness: top – .032, bottom – .032. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast approx 1/2″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Makers leather motor case with stitched leather corners is embossed “R. B. A.” on front. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth, and has gold embossed black leather Purdey label in lid. Case contains a high quality composition and brass cleaning rod marked “J Purdey & Sons”, as well as mop, brush, and jag, along with a pair of scarce strikers in leather wallet. PROVENANCE: Copy of orig cost specification for this gun. CONDITION: Excellent, very near new, with evidence of very light field use, mostly confined to a few light rubs and marks on buttstock, and a hint of silvering on thumb lever and safety. Mechanically crisp. Case has a few scuffs on exterior. Interior is excellent. A very nicely appointed small bore Purdey. 50623-1 MGM13 (60,000-90,000) C&R – Lot 3262

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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