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Ten gauge Purdey shotguns are not very common, so when one pops up, it catches my attention. The one you see here is at Alex Cooper Auctioneers in Towson, MD, and it goes off today, September 28 @ 1:00 PM EST.

Interestingly, this one is nitro-proofed for 1 1/2 oz loads. That’s the same amount of lead than a 12g, 3 1/2″ shell throws. But a ten gauge does it better and throw better patterns because of its larger bore size. It’s also built to handle the recoil, so it will do less damage to you, and itself, when you pull the trigger.

10 gauge James Purdey & Sons Double Barrel SxS Shotguns

10 gauge James Purdey & Sons Double Barrel SxS Shotguns

James Purdey & Sons 10 gauge Double Barrel Sidelock SxS Shotgun: London, 1905, made on order of J. H. Smith, Tuxedo Park, NY; blued double barrel, 31 in. L.; engraved case-hardened frame; checkered burl walnut stock and forearm; with original case and several accessories (including barrel rods, cleaning tools, and loading tools). Estimate: $20,000 – $25,000

10 gauge James Purdey & Sons Double Barrel SxS Shotguns

10 gauge James Purdey & Sons Double Barrel SxS Shotguns

2 Responses to “Auction alert: a 10 gauge James Purdey & Sons double barrel shotgun…”

  1. Bill Murphy says:

    The ten is a fabulous gun, absolutely original. I quit bidding at about $24,000 including buyer’s premium. I am sorry about that. I think it’s a legitimate $35,000 Purdey. There was only one person bidding against me. I wish I knew how to contact him.

  2. Gregg says:

    Yeah – I know a couple guys who were interested in. I don’t think it sold.

    Might want to contact Cooper’s and see if they’re still open to offers…

    Gregg

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