Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 379: Engraved Purdey 15 Bore Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Engraved Purdey 15 Bore Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Engraved Purdey 15 Bore Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Purdey J & Sons Ltd
Model: SxS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 15
Barrel: 31 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 3245
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was sold on August 24, 1833, to an R. Bosanquet for £55. The records note the gauge as 16 bore and the barrel length as 32 inches. With browned Damascus barrels signed “JAMES PURDEY 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET LONDON”. Casehardened standing breech and bar locks each signed “PURDEY”. Furniture including casehardened trigger plate and trigger guard, and blued heel plate and ramrod. Border and scroll engraved throughout. Figured walnut half-length stock with checkered grip and forearm, inset with a squared silver initial escutcheon at the wrist. London proof marks. In later fitted leather case. 14 15/16" LOP. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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