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Lot 1386: Purdey J & Sons Ltd - Sidelock

Magnificent Game Scene Engraved J. Purdey & Sons 10 Gauge Magnum Self Opening Side Lock Hammerless Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: September 12, 2020

Lot 1386: Purdey J & Sons Ltd - Sidelock

Magnificent Game Scene Engraved J. Purdey & Sons 10 Gauge Magnum Self Opening Side Lock Hammerless Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: September 12, 2020

Estimated Price: $25,000 - $40,000
Price Realized:

Magnificent Game Scene Engraved J. Purdey & Sons 10 Gauge Magnum Self Opening Side Lock Hammerless Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Purdey J & Sons Ltd
Model: Sidelock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 10
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1699
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 302
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

This side lock Purdey & Sons shotgun features blue barrels, and coin finish remaining parts. There is a single bead sight on the matte solid rib. Marked "J. PURDEY & SONS" on the left barrel and "AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, ENGLAND" on the right. The barrels have 3 1/2inch chambers, screw in choke system (unknown choke installed) and ejectors. The flats have standard London nitro proofs dated 1986. The underside of each barrel is marked with the matching serial number and "GRIFFIN & HOWE INC NY" in the center. The action, locks, trigger guard, forearm hardware and break lever feature a floral leaf vine design, with relief engraved leafs on the fences and finely detailed game scenes with springing mallards in a marsh on the right lock, Canadian geese flying over a mountain lake on the left, and a lab retrieving a mallard on the underside.. The locks have gold inlaid "J. PURDEY & SONS." and the bottom of the frame gold inlaid "J. PURDEY & SONS/LONDON-ENGLAND". The serial number on the lower tang is gold inlaid (#7 gold is absent). Self opening action with hidden third fastener, side clips, cocking indicators, single trigger and automatic tang mounted safety with gold inlaid "SAFE". Mounted with an extra fancy nicely figured multi-point checkered English walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with engraved grip cap, teardrop flats, leather wrapped solid recoil pad and gold initial oval inscribed "RJB". The length of pull is 14 1/2". The drop at comb is 1 1/2 inch, drop at heel is 2 inches, and weight is 9lbs. 3 oz. Comes with a hard leather takedown case with leather corner protectors, straps and handle, red lining with James Purdey label and dimensions label affixed to the inside of the lid. In the case is a two-piece cleaning rod, two brass snap caps, a Purdey marked oiler and two extra full choke tubes.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The barrels retain 99% plus original blue finish. The brush bright action and remaining components have sharp detailed engraving. The wood is also excellent with only the slightest handling/storage marks and sharp checkering. With the exception noted above, all of the gold inlay remains. The markings and engraving are sharp. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with a few scuffs on the exterior. A very rare modern big bore Best Quality shotgun!



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