A .600 PERCUSSION SINGLE-BARRELLED PARK-RIFLE BY PURDEY, LONDON, serial no. 1415,
for 1829, with 32in. octagonal laminated barrel, the top-flat with refreshed signature 'I PURDEY No. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET LONDON', fore-sight blade with dove-tail for a tunnel protector (absent), dove-tailed rearsight of a standing notch with two additional folding leaves, twin platinum lines and an engraved platinum vent at breech, fully engraved top-tang, borderline and scroll engraved bar-action lock signed 'PURDEY', engraved hammer with bolted safe, chequered walnut half-stock, small raised cheek-piece, iron furniture including chequered spur to lower tang, single set trigger and bun-headed brass mounted mahogany ramrod
Provenance: In Patrick Unsworth's book 'The Early Purdeys', this rifle is listed as being sold on 22nd July 1829 for a cost of £36. 15. 0. No other details are given
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