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ANTIQUE PURDEY LIGHT GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE.

SN 14886. (1893) Cal. 12 ga. Two sets of 26″ bbls, one orig to gun with narrow game rib engraved with Purdey name, Audley House address, and Whitworth steel information; bbl flats stamped with London black powder proofs, and later unknown proofs at 740. SNs and bbl makers initials “WH” (William Hill) are on bottom. Tube nos “13931” and “13932” are on loop. Second set, engraved “2” with same information on ribs, are stamped with London nitro proofs and 1976 London reproofs for 740 on water table, with SN “23449” on bottoms of bbls and bbl makers initials “RJ” (unknown). Tube nos. “57528” and “57529” 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. Purdey house style rose and scroll on action and lockplates is of very high quality, and most likely done by head engraver, J. Lucas. “J. Purdey & Sons” is at the bottom of each lockplates and “PURDEY’S PATENT” is on bottom of action. Trigger guard with open scroll on bow has SN on tang. Nicely marbled and figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15″ over Silver type pad over 1″ American walnut spacer. Stock features typical drop points, point pattern checkering and silver oval. Matching splinter Wem ejector forend with Anson release is stamped with actioners initials “F.H” (Fred Hughes). Original BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.736, right – .736. Bore restrictions: left – .000 (cyl), right – .004 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .015, right – .024. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/2″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. LOP: 15″. Later BBLS: Bore diameter: left -.738, right – .741. Bore restrictions: left – .002 (cyl), right – .000 (cyl). Wall thickness: left – .022, right – .019. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 1/2″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 15″. Gun is accompanied by double ended leather case, with space for one set of bbls. CONDITION: Good. Orig bbls retain about half of what appears to be their orig blue. Later bbls retain over 90% of what is most likely a re-blue. Engraving re-cut. Action and lockplates retain traces of orig case hardening color where protected. Stocks are well worn with traces of what may be orig finish, sharp edges considerable rounded, checkering considerably worn. Buttstock is cracked in front of wrist, running up into action, has been repaired, and does not flex. Bores are excellent. Drop is down with iron trimmed. Action is tight. Hinge pin replaced. Forend does not fit newer bbls well. Ejectors are in time. Case is good. 50962-1 MGM268 (8,000-14,000) – Lot 3275

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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