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J.Purdey & Sons 24485


A 12 bore J.Purdey & Sons made in late 1932, number 24485 with fine ‘Purdey’ style engraving, still retaining some of its original colour hardening. It has a straight hand French walnut stock, well figured but with a few marks from use. It comes with a single Purdey oak and leather case in tan with red interior complete with oil bottle, snap caps, chambers brush, striker pot, rod, fittings and a canvas outer cover. It also comes with a second set of tighter choked Purdey barrels with a flat high dead level top rib with textured finish, fore and mid sight beads. Overall this is an exceptional gun from a great era, as can be seen in the photographs. 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 double triggers.
Weight1st barrel; 6lb 9oz, 2nd 6lb 14oz.
BalanceFore end knuckle, 2nd barrel 1″ forward.
Barrel length28″ (Chopper lump), 2 sets.
Chambers1st; 65mm (2 1/2″), 2nd; 70mm (2 3/4″).
Proof.729″ original London, reproofed Bham 2003 1st; .740″, 2nd; .736″.
Actual bore size1st; l/h .740″ r/h .741″, 2nd; .733″.
O/D @ lightest point1st; .789″, 2nd; .795″.
Wall thickness @ lightest point1st; 24 thou’, 2nd; 31 thou’.
Chokes1st; l/h 1/4″ r/h Imp Cyl, 2nd; l/h Full r/h 3/4″.
StockWalnut straight hand grip with silver oval.
Length of pull15″ from front trigger.
CastRight handed 3/8″, 1/2″ toe.
Drop1 5/8″ comb and 2 7/16″ heel.
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