I AM LIQUIDATING MY COLLECTION *****JAMES PURDEY 12 BORE SxS THUMBHOLE UNDERLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN SN 8248
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JAMES PURDEY 12 BORE SxS THUMBHOLE UNDERLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN SN 8248. Built January 1870.
30 inch Fine Damascus Barrels. Top rib marked: "J. PURDEY OXFORD ST. LONDON". Bar action fully engraved three pin locks marked: "PURDEY" . Original straight handed English Walnut stock with horn buttplate chequered at the wrist. Gold initial shield with horned dragon motif. Matching wedge fastened fore arm, Double triggers. All metal profusely engravGood original condition overall. Bright bores. Solid action is a tight as new. THIS IS A VERY FINE AND EARLY BREECHLOADING HAMMER PURDEY IN GOOD CONDITION READY FOR THE FIELD OR TRAPS AT A VERY, VERY REASONABLE PRICE! IT COMES IN A VERY NICE ABERCROMBIE & FITCH FITTED TRUNK CASE !
Provenance: Mr. David Maynard of James Purdey & Sons, Ltd. was kind enough to research this gun and reports that SN 8248 is a 12-bore Purdey breech loading hammergun, No. 1 gun of a pair, completed in 1870 for Captain H. F. G. Coleman.
THIS GUN IS NOT PRISTINE ! IF IT WAS IT WOULD BE FOUR TIMES THE PRICE! IT IS HOWEVER A FINE REPRESENTATION OF THE PRE-EMINENT ENGLISH MAKER WITH AN UNUSUAL ACTION & AT A VERY AFFORDABLE PRICE !
CONDITION: Gun is overall in fair to good antique condition. One hammer & lock has been replaced with a close match.
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