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SN 19265. Cal. 12 ga. 2-1/2″ Chambers. 30″ Chopper lump bbls fitted with narrow game rib, are engraved with Purdey’s famous Audley House address and Whitworth steel information on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers; bottoms of bbls with chokes, SNs, and bbl makers initials “S.S” (Sam Simons). Tube nos “36232” and “36233” are on loop. Coin finished, Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety, hidden third fastener, gold plated internals, engraved arrow tumbler end cocking indicators, bushed strikers, and dbl triggers. Action is engraved with near full coverage Purdey house style rose and scroll. SN is on grip of scroll engraved and blued trigger guard. Well streaked and lightly figured dark European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14″ over 7/8″ thick ebony buttplate, which appears to be fitted to orig curve. Typical drop points and point pattern checkering are at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is stamped with actioners initials “J.T” (Joe Thompson). Gun is the second of a pair, with “2” stamped on rear lump, engraved on top lever and forend iron. Bore diameter: left – .735, right -.739. Bore restrictions: left -.046 (extra full), right -.048 (extra full). Wall thickness: left -.021, right -.017. Drop at heel: 2-3/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 1Relatively new oak and leather case with brass corners is lined in scarlet cloth. CONDITION: Very good, as refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a satin re-black, lettering appears to have been re-cut, with some subsequent softening. Action has been coin finished to pewter gray over a few light pits. Stocks retain nearly all of a hand rubbed oil finish, sharp edges rounded, drop points worn, checkering re-cut. Lengthening piece is relatively new. Bores are very good, frosted, with some light striations and a few scattered pits. Action is tight (new hinge pin). Bbls are on face. Drop is good. Ejectors are very slightly out of time. 51092-1 MGM297 (7,500-12,500) C&R – Lot 3277

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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