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J.Purdey & Sons 24358


A 12 bore J.Purdey & Sons made in 1932, number 24358 with fine ‘Purdey’ style engraving, still retaining much of its original colour hardening. It comes with a single Purdey motor case in tan leather complete with oil bottle, snap caps, rod and fittings. The case also features an internal compartment cover with a label on the underside detailing the original specification and a list of the craftsmen who made the gun. A nice rare touch, not often seen. Overall this is an exceptional gun from a great era, as can be seen in the photographs and with some interesting history. The last owner had been shooting this alongside this similar gun, using them as a pair and they could be bought together.

ActionSelf opening sidelock with double triggers.
Weight6lb 8oz.
BalanceHinge pin.
Barrel length28″ (Chopper lump).
Chambers65mm (2 1/2″).
Proof.729″ original London marks.
Actual bore size.733, clean bores.
O/D @ lightest point.794.
Wall thickness @ lightest point30 thou’.
ChokesLeft – 3/8″, Right – Cylinder.
StockWalnut straight hand grip with silver oval.
Length of pull15″ from front trigger.
Cast9/16″ right-handed.
Drop1 11/16″ comb and 2 3/16″ heel.
Published inJ.Purdey & Sons

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