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Lot 1807: J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER SNAP-ACTION HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7023,

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) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER SNAP-ACTION HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7023,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER SNAP-ACTION HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7023,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER SNAP-ACTION HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7023,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER SNAP-ACTION HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7023,
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Description: J. PURDEY
A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER SNAP-ACTION HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7023,
30in. nitro reproved bold damascus barrels (in 2016), the rib re-engraved ''J. PURDEY. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.'', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, Purdey patent thumbhole underlever, patent no. 1104 of 2nd may 1863 (first pattern) slim serpentine fences, non-rebounding back-action locks with finely carved hammers, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, the underside engraved ''PURDEY''S PATENT'', retaining traces of colour-hardening and finish (some likely renewed), 14 3/8in. highly-figured stock including steel buttplate, weight 6lb. 13oz.


Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1865 as No.1 of a pair, and was sold to a ''Brocklebank''

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