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SN 19067. (1907) Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 31″ Chopper lump bbls with matted, concave, raised rib are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House, South Audley Street, London” and “Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid – Pressed Steel” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/4 oz of shot and standard chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped “Choke” and with SNs. Barrel makers initials “CA” (C. Aston, long time Purdey head barrel maker) are on bottom of left bbl. Tube numbers 35023 and 35024 are on loop. Case hardened, self-opening, sidelock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, hidden third fastener, side clips, arrow engraved tumbler end cocking indicators, and early style ejectors. Action is engraved with typical house style small scroll with rose bouquets with “J. Purdey & Sons” on both lockplates and on bottom of action. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip. Nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over leather-faced solid brown pad. There is a large silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release and actioners initials “J. T” (Joe Thompson) on iron. Bore diameter: left -.734, right -.734. Bore restrictions: left -.039 (full), right -.011 (lt mod). Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.025. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: approx 1/8″ off. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. CONDITION: Very good, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a London quality satin re-black. Engraving on tops has been picked up. Action retains 90% re-color hardening, silvered on fences, beads, and thumbpiece, engraving considerably washed. Old replacement buttstock has been refinished, and has repaired crack running from rear of top tang to rear of left lockplate. Buttstock and forend retain nearly all of an old hand rubbed oil finish, checkering deeply re-cut. Bores are bright and shiny with some slight frosting in right bbl, and one or 2 minor pings in left. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. A great candidate for complete correct restoration, or undoubtedly a great shooter, as is. 50754-7 MGM238 (8,000-12,000) C&R – Lot 3276

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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