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*PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 27110. (1963) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Chopper lump bbls with slightly raised, flat, matted, narrow rib are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons.” and “Audley House. South Audley Street. London. England.” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SNs and bottom of left bbl is stamped with long time Purdey bbl makers initials “A.H” (Alf Harvey). Tube nos. “67839” and “67840” are on loop. Case hardened Beasley patent self-opening action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), hidden third fastener, bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and Purdey single non-selective trigger. Action is engraved with well cut, small scroll with rose bouquet highlights in Purdey house fashion. “James Purdey & Sons” is engraved on each lockplate, and on bottom of action over “London”. Top lever, trigger plate, and trigger guard are blued. Trigger guard is engraved with medium open scroll, with SN on tang, which extends to hard rubber grip cap. Nicely marbled, lightly figured, dark, European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over brown “Old English” pad. Stock features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a large gold oval on toe line engraved with scroll and initials “B K J”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Iron is stamped with actioner’s initials “P. N” (Peter Nelson). Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (Mod), right -.007 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.033. Drop at heel: 1-15/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 15-1/4″. Makers leather motor case with stitched leather corners has brass plate attached to top, engraved “B K J”. Case is lined in burgundy cloth and has three labels in lid; small black leather gold embossed James Purdey label, paper label indicating correct method of placing gun in case, and charge card for this gun giving its specifications and boring. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod with red morocco wallet holding brush, mop and jag, another containing action cleaning brushes, black morocco wallet with pull through cleaning equipment, pair of Purdey marked snap caps, horn-handled turnscrew, horn-handled striker key, unmarked striker case with spare strikers, unmarked 12 ga broken case extractor, and a Purdey marked square oil bottle. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain 90 – 95% orig blue, silvering at muzzles, and at breeches, with a number of heavy and light marks and scratches. Action retains 85 – 90% orig case hardening color, silvered on fences and beads. Lockplates retain nearly all of their color, with some freckling on top of right plate. Top lever and trigger guard are slightly silvered on edges. Stocks retain 90% of their orig rubbed oil finish with a number of light marks and a few fairly heavy, most noticeably a long scratch across checkering, left grip, with a small area of diamonds missing, as well as some fairly deep dents on left side of forend near tip. Front bead is missing. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Case leather is very fine with a number of light scuffs and scratches. Handle and straps are good. Interior partitions have been reinforced with a wood screw let in from the front. Interior cloth is very fine with some light soiling and marks. Purdey label is excellent. Paper labels are somewhat stained. Accessories are excellent. 4-49353 MGM243 (17,500-27,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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