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Lot 1806: J. PURDEY A 12-BORE TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10020,

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 TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10020,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10020,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10020,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10020,
  • J. PURDEY A 12-BORE TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10020,
   
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Description: J. PURDEY
A 12-BORE TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10020,
30in. black powder only fine damascus barrels, the rib engraved ''J. PURDEY. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.'' and ''1'', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, some dents, toplever engraved ''PATENT'', carved percussion fences, rebounding sidelocks with dolphin hammers, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining slight traces of colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. figured stock, weight 6lb. 11oz., in a re-lined brass-cornered oak and leather case


Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1877 as No.1 of a pair of 12-bore top lever bar-in-wood guns with 30in. barrels, and sold to W. Kennard. The records also indicated that in 1925, the pair were noted as being in the possession of a Colonel Leatham

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