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Lot 1205: J. PURDEY & SONS A .404 (RIMLESS) NITRO EXPRESS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 21548,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • J. PURDEY & SONS A .404 (RIMLESS) NITRO EXPRESS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 21548,
  • J. PURDEY & SONS A .404 (RIMLESS) NITRO EXPRESS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 21548,
  • J. PURDEY & SONS A .404 (RIMLESS) NITRO EXPRESS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 21548,
  • J. PURDEY & SONS A .404 (RIMLESS) NITRO EXPRESS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 21548,
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Description: J. PURDEY & SONS
A .404 (RIMLESS) NITRO EXPRESS SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 21548,


25 1/2in. replacement Bohler Super Blitz-steel nitro chopperlump barrels (by another, Ferlach proof, converted to ejector) with matt rib, banner engraved ''CAL - 404K - 404K'', skeletal open sights with folding leaf sight, ramped blade fore-sight, the breech end mounted with a Zeiss Diavari-Z 1,5...6x42 telescopic sight in quickly-detachable mounts, treble-grip action with rounded bar, side-clips, removable striker discs, bolted manual safety with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' and ''BOLTED'' details, cocking-indicators, triggers with later matt finish, best fine acanthus scroll and floral bouquet engraving, brushed finish, 15 1/4in. figured replacement pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap and including 7/8in. ventilated rubber recoil pad, weight 10lb. 3oz., in a modern case


Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed as a .400 (3in. Purdey) DB H''less non-ejector rifle for ''Jaora'' in March 1922

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