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J. Purdey & Sons Best Quality Game Gun 12ga

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:6,000.00 USD Estimated At:12,000.00 - 18,000.00 USD
J. Purdey & Sons Best Quality Game Gun 12ga
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'Cased Gun' British made Side by Side internal hammer sidelock shotgun manufactured circa 1881. Features blued barrels, engraved case colored action, extractors, tang safety (moves to 'safe' on opening), single extractor, double triggers, multi-point checkered walnut splinter forend with push-button release, checkered walnut straight grip shoulder stock, checkered face on butt, no buttplate, 30" solid rib barrels marked "J. PURDEY & SONS. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET, LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID-PRESSED STEEL"), Full/CYL chokes, small steel front bead. Engraving is a very fine floral scroll pattern covering over 75% of the action, with raised relief leaves on ball fences. "SAFE" engraved and inlaid in gold wire. Walnut is a select fancy figured wood with swirls and streaks in the grain, lots of contrast, some feather or fiddle grain showing. Fancy tear drop points behind side plates. Checkering is a finely spaced, cut to partial depth leaving flats on center of points. with deep border lines. Monogram oval on toe line is blank. Bores are very good. Barrels retain 75% coverage of a grayish or brownish toned blue, with some bare spots along bottom, edge losses. Barrels show very bright original bluing under the forend. Action retains significant bright case color, with bright blues mottled over grays, some dulling at edges. Wood is very good condition, many small shallow dents, some smoothing to the checkering, no observed cracks or chips. The included luggage style takedown case in leather bound, reinforced at corners, with leather straps, locking latch (no key provided), red velvet lined English fitted interior. Marked "BIDDLE" on lid (both embossed into leather and engraved onto brass disc). Leather is distressed & cracked, with broken handle attachment point, missing straps, damage to lining. Includes sectioned wood cleaning rod with attachments, black composition (bakelite?) accessory container with threaded cap, shell loading tools, snap caps, manual (with hand written emphasis to never snap this gun without using snap caps), vintage Purdey & Sons paperweight in box, factory correspondence. Condition is NRA Fine *** Antique Firearm ***