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There are a lot of Purdeys on the market today. Some are worked over, some are worn out  and some are overpriced. A lot are of them are all three, and that’s why so many of these guns have been looking for buyers for so long. But every now and then a real legit Purdey pops up. […]

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James Purdey 10 Bore SxS Hammer Gun: Rare light weight (8 pound) hammer game gun. Outstanding all original condition with very nice wood and good amount of case cloring remaining. Excellent 31 inch fine damascus barrels.Rare side clips and top lever. Very nice engraving and checkering.Proper 2&5/8 inch chambers with open chokes. Throws outstanding patterns and […]

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JAMES PURDEY & SONS EJECTOR SIDELOCK 12 GA. SELF-OPENING DOUBLE SHOTGUN, CIRCA 1907: 30” barrels with 2 ½” chambers choked improved modified in both barrels. Automatic ejectors and double triggers. Center rib engraved “J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH’S FLUID PRESSED STEEL”. No “3” engraved on the […]

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Richard Barnes is a Purdey-trained action maker who has also worked for Boss & Co., Holland & Holland, and top makers in the UK and Italy. Today, he builds guns under his own name, and in this video I think he’s shaping up the action on a Purdey/Woodward-style sidelock OU. In today’s CNC/computer-driven age, it’s […]

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A friend of mine hates Purdeys. Even though he’s as much of a double dork as I am, he just can’t stand how people fall all over themselves for any shotgun with P-U-R-D-E-Y on the lockplate. I get what he’s saying. I’ve seen guys foam at the mouth for tired, shot out SxSs by this maker and […]

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Ivo Fabbri 12g OU Shotgun: 29 1/2″  barrels Iora engraved Bohler barrels. Price: $45,000 James Purdey and Sons Side-By-Side 12 Gauge: Featured here is a rare Heavy Field Gun built by James Purdey and Sons in 1928 (serial number 23486, barrel assembly numbers 57810 and 57811). As most Purdey side-by-side shotguns built since 1880, this gun features Frederick […]

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A couples friends of mine are crazy about muzzleloading Purdeys. Take a look at this one and you’ll see why. James Purdey built 809 double-barrel percussion rifles.  The first was sold in 1827 and the last — 32-bore back action for eccentric Scottish collector Charles Gordon — left Purdey’s in 1896. According to the The Early Purdeys, […]

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Here’s something unsual: A hammerless 12g James Woodward & Sons side-by-side shotgun with a second-pattern James Purdey & Sons thumbhole lever. Very odd. This Woodward looks like it’s right around the turn of the 19th century. In it’s day, the action was pretty current technology. But the mechanism that opens it — the Purdey thumbhole lever […]

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J. Purdey & Sons – Featherweight – 12 ga –  Price: $22,500 Action: Sidelock Ejectors: Yes Trigger: Double Grip: Straight Grip Forend: Checkered Lop: 14 3/4 ” Pad thickness: 1.25 ” Type of butt: Leather Covered Pad Drop comb: 1 1/2 ” Drop heel: 2 ” Cast amount: 3/8 ” Cast: OFF Weight: 5 lbs, […]

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So yesterday I asked everyone what they thought of this 12g Purdey SxS: Is it all original, or has it been redone. Most people thought the finish was original, and to them I say – you’re pretty much right. This Purdey is mostly original. The color-case hardening and blueing have been there since the gun’s […]

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