Fine Modern & Antique Arms - November 2023 : Sale A1123 Lot 1475
J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN, serial no. 20088,

Product Details

J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR PIGEON GUN, serial no. 20088,
for 1921, 29 15/16in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, replacement rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. W.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. choke in both, sideclipped treble-grip action with hidden third bite, removable striker discs, cocking-indicators, articulated front trigger, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining much renewed colour-hardening and finish, 14 1/4in. replacement stock including 1in. leather covered recoil pad, weight 7lb. 7oz., in a leather case

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed on the 8th June 1921 as a 12-bore (2 3/4in.) hammerless ejector pigeon gun, 30in. Whitworth steel barrels, full choke in both, for Eduardo Schilling of Barcelona. The records also state the rib to be 'matted pigeon' and that the gun should have 'usual inscription on barrels'

Other Notes: The Lot is supplied with a copy of entry in the Purdey record book and a copy of the accompanying specification details letter from the makers



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Estimate £5,000-7,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act