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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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Ready for another test? A couple weeks ago I posted this pair of Purdeys for everyone to assess. Now lets see what you think about this Purdey. What do you say – original or redone? This Purdey is from 1893. The engraving on it is fantastic. It was probably cut by James Lucas. From 1855 […]

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Drumroll……Redone. These Purdeys came up at Julia’s a sale or two ago. Here’s the condition report on them: CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refinished and refurbished. Bbls retain essentially all of a good London quality re-black, engraving slightly softened. Actions retain nearly all of a re-color over considerable scattered light marks and frosting, engraving somewhat washed. […]

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When it comes to collecting, original condition is king. The more of it a shotgun has, the more valuable it will be. So what do you think about this 12g sidelock by James Purdey & Sons? It’s one of a pair of Purdey made in 1912, and it may or may not be all original. […]

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Pre-war Westley Richards 12 ga. pair, 28′ barrels: 2-3/4″ chambers.  Numbered 1 and 2 in gold; #1 choked modified/modified (.017/.017), #2 choked improved cylinder and open modified (.010/.013).  Single selective triggers, automatic ejectors.  These are “Best Quality” Westley guns as described in their catalog.  The scalloped back actions feature hinged floorplates and the Westley patent […]

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Christie’s Fall, 2014, Sporting Guns sale went off last Monday. There were a lot of nice doubles in the sale, including a bunch of impressive shotguns and rifles from King Alphonse XIII of Spain‘s personal collection. King Alphonse was a big shooter, and he had the funds to indulge in great shotguns and double rifles. […]

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