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James Purdey

Self-Opening Sidelock 12 Gauge

James Purdey Best Sidelock Ejector, 12 bore, 2 1/2" chambers, 1 1/8 oz. nitro proof, 29 1/2" Sir Joseph Whitworth fluid steel barrels choked .018 Mod. and .036 Full, bores .734 and min. wall thickness .025 on both tubes, 15" LOP over a leather pad, 1 1/2" DAC, 2 1/4" DAH, 1/4" cast off for RH shooter, 6 lbs. 12 oz., self-opening action, ejectors, cocking indicators, gold oval with a family crest engraved, double triggers, straight grip, splinter fore-end, drop points, slightly concave game rib, automatic safety, "Safe" in gold, rib engraved "J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London England, Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid-Pressed Steel" bottom of action "J. Purdey & Sons, London", highly figured walnut and some of the best we've seen on a Purdey from this time period, remains in excellent unmolested condition with traces of original case colors and about 90% blue and wood showing only minor handling use, nice and tight and without issue. Very nicely balanced just a hair in front of the hinge pin. Comes in it's original labeled Purdey oak and leather case that is numbered to the gun that includes a Purdey oil bottle. Circa 1911. A really special example of a Pre-World War I Purdey.


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