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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 20-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 27003,
Mar 26, 10:00 AM GMT
J. PURDEY & SONS A 20-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 27003,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £8,000- £12,000
£8,0001 Bid
PURDEY A 12-BORE TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN, serial no. 9643,
Mar 26, 10:00 AM GMT
PURDEY A 12-BORE TOPLEVER BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMERGUN, serial no. 9643,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £1,500- £2,000
£1,5000 Bids
J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10912,
Mar 26, 10:00 AM GMT
J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10912,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£2,0000 Bids
James Purdey & Sons Sidelock Hammerless 12 Gauge Double Shotgun
Mar 02, 9:00 AM PST
James Purdey & Sons Sidelock Hammerless 12 Gauge Double Shotgun
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $15,000- $25,000
$5,0000 Bids
J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7195,
Mar 26, 10:00 AM GMT
J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7195,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£1,0000 Bids
J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7106,
Mar 26, 10:00 AM GMT
J. PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7106,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£1,0000 Bids
PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7395,
Mar 26, 10:00 AM GMT
PURDEY A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (FIRST PATTERN) THUMBHOLE-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 7395,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £700- £900
£7000 Bids
J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 17670,
Mar 26, 10:00 AM GMT
J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 17670,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £4,000- £6,000
£4,0000 Bids

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