Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 728: Purdey Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Rare Engraved Purdey 12 Bore Double Barrel Push-Forward Snap-Underlever Bar-In-Wood Hammer Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Rare Engraved Purdey 12 Bore Double Barrel Push-Forward Snap-Underlever Bar-In-Wood Hammer Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Purdey J & Sons Ltd
Model: SxS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

The makers have kindly confirmed that this sidelock hammer gun was completed in August 1887 with 30 3/4" barrels and a snap underlever with a knob like a “lever over guard” rotary underlever gun. It was originally made for a Captain Vansittart but was apparently uncollected and was sold to an S.J. Mann Esq. Concave rib signed “J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON.” and numbered “2”. Action with carved percussion fences, rebounding sidelocks each signed “J. PURDEY & SONS”. With fine classic Purdey bouquet and scroll engraving throughout. Figured 14 1/2" walnut stock with checkered grip and forearm and serrated butt. London black powder and London nitro reproof marks. In maker’s brass cornered oak and leather case lined in red baize, the lid with printed Purdey trade label and load data label, the exterior of the lid with circular brass escutcheon. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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