Daily Double: a 12g Purdey, 2-barrel set…

12 gauge Purdey Double Barrel Shotgun
12 gauge Purdey Double Barrel Shotgun

James Purdey & Sons has made a lot of shotguns. Since Purdey the Elder started the business in 1814, his company has turned out 30,000+ shotguns and rifles. This is one reason why you see so many Purdeys on the market today.

While this one looks like many of ones on the market today, there are a few things that set it apart. First, it’s an original two-barrel set. Next, it’s a heavy proofer with side clips, 2 3/4″ chambers and a third fastener. Up third is its condition: this double looks very original. And lastly, there’s the price. t $28,499.99 this Purdey could be a deal. If I had that kind of dough to spare, I would have already bought it.

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3 thoughts on “Daily Double: a 12g Purdey, 2-barrel set…

  1. Steve-

    It’s 1 1/4 ounces. That’s the standard “heavy proofer” load. A standard British 12g is 1 1/8 oz.

    Thanks for the post.


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