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Purdey Shotguns

James Purdey and Sons began designing and producing shotguns in 1814. Since that time, they have moved forward to produce some of London’s finest best-quality shotguns.

Purdey shotguns were quick to gain a strong reputation in London and have maintained that reputation for more than two hundred years. Purdey and Sons were the first to implement the Beesley action invented by an employee of Purdey.

James Purdey and Sons became proponents of the over-and-under shotgun. They experimented with the design and produced a 16-gauge over-and-under shotgun for Aga Ali Shah. Their over-and-under design influenced every over-and-under shotgun that followed. Purdey still produces extremely high-quality shotguns that appeal to the most discerning of hunters and sport shooters. These shotguns are still produced in London and the Purdey Company continues to innovate.


Quick Facts

  • Purdey shotguns have won numerous awards, but the Purdey Company also issues game and conservation awards within the U.K
  • Purdey firearms are often the choice of royalty around the world. The current Queen of England owns a Purdey
  • Every Purdey best gun is still handmade in London

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J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN
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J. PURDEY & SONS A LIGHWEIGHT 20-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO
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J. PURDEY & SON A 12-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOP LEVER HAMMER GUN, NO. 10042 30-in
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J. PURDEY & SONS A SCARCE PAIR OF 12-BORE 'B' QUALITY SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK
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by Gavin Gardiner Limited
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J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS.
Oct 05, 10:00 AM BST
J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS.
by Gavin Gardiner Limited
Est: £8,000- £12,000
£8,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Purdey Shotguns


Gavin Gardiner Limited

Gavin Gardiner Limited