Lot 293

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Description: James Purdey 12-Bore SxS Hammer Sporting Gun, London SN 8243, circa 1869, side lock, thumb lever, double triggers, Damascus barrel, walnut stock with checkered straight grip and forearm, floral engraving, LOP 14 1/4"; L30" overall L47"; barrel marked: J. Purdey Oxford Street London; choke Cyl/Cyl plus; in new Abercrombie & Fitch Co. fitted case

Provenance: Property of a Southern Gentleman

Other Notes: Former owner has oral history that states: Mr. David Maynard of James Purdey & Sons, Ltd. was kind enough to research this gun and reports that SN 8248 is a 12-bore Purdey breech loading hammergun, the No. 1 gun of a pair completed in 1870 for Captain H.F.G. Coleman.

  • Condition: Well used and has pitting. Trigger guard rusted. Heavily polished and refurbished stock but appears original. Bright barrels and repolished. Left barrel with a slight dent 6-inches from the muzzle. Weight is 6 lbs 10 oz. Serial number visible on forearm and barrel flats. Pitting has distorted the numbers on the trigger guard strap, with a 2 and 4 still visible. Left barrel thickness .0020-.0026. Right barrel thickness .0020-.0025 9" down from muzzle.


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