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Lot 1804: J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) SNAP-ACTION THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6834,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) SNAP-ACTION THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6834,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) SNAP-ACTION THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6834,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) SNAP-ACTION THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6834,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) SNAP-ACTION THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6834,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) SNAP-ACTION THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6834,
   
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Description: J. PURDEY
A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) SNAP-ACTION THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6834,
28 3/4in. nitro reproved bold damascus barrels, rib re-engraved ''JAMES PURDLEY 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET LONDON'' (sic), 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum and some pitting, extractor missing guide rod and retaining screw, Purdey patent thumbhole underlever, patent no. 1104 of 2nd May 1863 (first pattern) carved percussion fences, rebounding back-action locks, border and acanthus scroll engraving, the underside engraved ''PURDEY''S PATENT'', brushed finish, 14 1/2in. well-figured stock including 5/8in. horn buttplate, weight 6lb. 4oz., in an oak case


Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed a No.1 of a pair in 1864. They were originally ordered by the Duke of Richmond, but in the ledgers the entry is then struck through and the guns have individual names, with No. 6834 being listed to John Claxton

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