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SN 21125. (1914) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with narrow, game rib engraved “J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London, W. 1.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. There are no Purdey bbl makers marks, and SN is stamped twice on loop. Case hardened, round bodied, small sized, Beasley patent self opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and locks are engraved in Purdey house style rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate, and also on bottom of action over “London”. Blued trigger guard with usual large open scroll, with SN at grip. Classically marbled, and nicely flame figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/4″ over brown leather covered pad, and features usual drop points, point pattern checkering, and vacant gold oval. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Actioners initials “AR” (unknown) are on iron. Bore diameter: left -.615, right – .615. Bore restrictions: left – .007 (IC), right – .002 (skeet). Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .034. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-3/4″. High quality English made oak and leather case with brass corners and central medallion, is embossed “Geo. F. Baker, Jr” “NEW YORK”. Interior is lined in burgundy cloth with gold embossed black leather Purdey label in lid, and contains Purdey marked accessories including a pair of snap caps, oil bottle, cleaning rod, horn handled turnscrews and striker key, leather hand guard, and lignum vitae striker block. Also included is a James Dixon broken case extractor, ivory striker bottle, cleaning funnel, and pull-through cleaning kit. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Excellent, as refurbished. Newer bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue. Action and lockplates retain essentially all of a fine color re-hardening over some scattered light pits, engraving still sharp and clear. Stocks retain nearly all of a well done hand rubbed oil finish with a few light subsequent marks. Checkering has been freshened. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Drop is good. Case leather is excellent with a number of light scuffs and marks. Straps and handle are good. Renewed interior cloth is excellent with a few light rubs. Label and accessories are excellent. 50496-5 MGM30 (25,000-35,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 3267

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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