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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 BOXLOCK EJECTOR SXS SHOTGUN.
Jun 08, 10:00 AM EDT
J. PURDEY & SONS BOXLOCK EJECTOR SXS SHOTGUN.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $3,000- $6,000
$1,7003 Bids
JAMES PURDEY & SONS GAME SCENE ENGRAVED SIDELOCK
Jun 08, 10:00 AM EDT
JAMES PURDEY & SONS GAME SCENE ENGRAVED SIDELOCK
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $17,500- $27,500
$8,5000 Bids
JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER
Jun 08, 10:00 AM EDT
JAMES PURDEY SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $6,000- $8,000
$3,0000 Bids
J. Purdey & Sons Bar-In-Wood Shotgun for Baron de Rothschild
Jun 23, 9:00 AM CDT
J. Purdey & Sons Bar-In-Wood Shotgun for Baron de Rothschild
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,8000 Bids
J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 20619 / 20,
Jul 30, 10:00 AM BST
J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 20619 / 20,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £5,000- £7,000
£5,0000 Bids
* JAMES PURDEY, LONDON A 14-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 4127,
Jul 29, 10:00 AM BST
* JAMES PURDEY, LONDON A 14-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN, serial no. 4127,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £2,000- £3,000
£2,0000 Bids
* J. PURDEY A PAIR OF 12-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOPLEVER HAMMERGUNS, serial no. 9504 / 5,
Jul 30, 10:00 AM BST
* J. PURDEY A PAIR OF 12-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOPLEVER HAMMERGUNS, serial no. 9504 / 5,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £6,000- £8,000
£6,0000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Purdey Shotguns


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Rock Island Auction Company

Rock Island Auction Company