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SN 13636. (1890) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with swamped, narrow game rib are engraved “J Purdey & Sons.” and “Audley House South Audley Street London.” Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers and later Birmingham proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers. Tube nos “7869” and “7870” are on loop. Case hardened, Beesley patent self-opening, sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, engraved arrowhead tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved in well cut, classic, house style rose and scroll. “J. Purdey & Sons” is on each lockplate and “Purdey’s Patent” is on bottom of action. Fences are engraved with seldom seen large scroll with floral highlights. Trigger guard is engraved with typical open scroll. SN is on short tang. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad, and features typical drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders at grip, and large gold oval on toe line engraved “DONATED BY” “NAN & FRANK” “PACHMAYR” “TO DUCKS UNLIMITED”. Matching splinter Wem ejector forend has Anson release. Actioners initial “C” (Crisp) is on iron. Bore diameter: left -.731, right – .728. Bore restrictions: left – .012 (Lt mod), right – .004 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .023. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Cast: approx 1/4″ on. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Gold canvas case with stitched leather corners by Brady is lined in reddish cloth, and has relatively new paper Purdey label in lid. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod and square oil bottle. PROVENANCE: Factory email with information about this gun, stating it was made in 1890 for Mr. E. Tennant. CONDITION: Good, as refurbished. Bbls retain 95%+ of a fine quality re-black, possibly applied at time of re-proof. Engraving clear. Action has been recolor hardened, and retains nearly all of that color, silvered on beads and fences. Re-blue of top lever and trigger guard are slightly silvered. Buttstock retains most of an old oil refinish, edges somewhat rounded. There is a small stress crack behind left lockplate. Wood is somewhat below metal in some areas. Checkering re-cut. Edges of forend repaired on left side. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Drop is down despite shortening of forend iron. Ejectors are slightly out of time. Case is very fine with a few scuffs. Interior cloth is somewhat rubbed and soiled. Accessories are good. 51005-2 MGM209 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3273

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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