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Lot 104: J. PURDEY & SONS A FINE PAIR OF BACK-ACTION HAMMER LOCKS, serial no. 10906,
December 13, 2012
London, United KingdomLive Auction
J. PURDEY & SONS
A FINE PAIR OF BACK-ACTION HAMMER LOCKS, serial no. 10906,
from a .400 calibre double hammer rifle, front-bolted rebounding dolphin hammers, signed 'J.M.' on the reverse, lockplates signed 'J. PURDEY & SONS', best fine bouquet and scroll engraving, retaining much original colour-hardened finish
Provenance: The maker's have kindly confirmed that the records list serial number 10906 as a .400 double hammer rifle, toplever opening with 28in. barrels and completed in July 1881 for a Baron Erlanger