Lot 918: J. PURDEY A FINE 14-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no 8758,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A FINE 14-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no 8758,
30in. nitro reproved fine damascus barrels, sunken rib engraved J. PURDEY. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.'', and ''2'', carved percussion fences, rebounding sidelocks with large dolphin hammers, bar-in-wood, fine border and scroll engraving, retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 14 1/2in. well-figured stock including buttplate, weight 7lb., in a relined brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1872 as No.2 of a trio of 14-bore "bar top lever" guns, and sold to an R. Sutton Esq.