Rare Lightweight 12 ga Purdey Game Gun with 25″ bbls: You are looking at a rare and an unusual Purdey gun. Unlike this gun, most if not all “funeral” or “black” Purdey guns were sent out with the expectation that they will return to London to be finished per buyer’s taste. This gun was ordered in blued steel and gold lettering with minimal engraving. Copy of the Purdey dimension book entry for the gun and the actioner’s work order from Peter Nelson can be found in the pictures. Orginally a 2 1/2″ gun, the chambers were lengthened to 2 3/4″ (3 1/4 tons) and the gun re-proofed in London in 1986. Built on the Beesly action, this high condition self-opener ejector game gun sports 25″ barrels and an automatic safety. The gun was manufactured in 1964 and comes in its original Purdey lightweight leather motor case. Finished by Alan Dudley, stocked by Anthony Rule, barrels by Jack Aldous, and actioned by Peter Nelson. Price: $27,000*
BOSS & Co. 12 BORE- EXHIBITION WOOD- 85% ORIG CASE COLORS on BOTH LOCKPLATES- BOSS SINGLE TRIGGER- BOSS FULL COVERAGE ENGRAVING by SUMNER- 30″ Bbls: #6324, Boss & Co., 13 Dover Street. Piccadilly. London. W.: A Boss 12 Bore Bar Action Sidelock Ejector Game Gun Made in 1914, 30″ Chopper Lump barrels at .731 & .008 & .012″ (Imp.Cyl. & Tight Imp.Cyl.) 2 3/4″ chambers, London 1 1/8 ounce proof, Wall thickness on the right at .026″ & the left at .025″, The famous John Robertson Boss patent single non-selective trigger, This trigger is patent #11278 of May 30, 1905 which is the final & best real improvement of his trigger, This piece has the very unusual bead carved around the front of the locks, Not seen on many Boss guns, Splinter forend with a frontal Anson release, Straight hand stock at 15 11/16 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2″ over a checkered butt, Slight cast-off for the right hand, Rolled trigger guard edge for the right hand, It has a piece of wood that stands as an exhibition piece, Great game gun weight at 6 Lbs. 9 Oz., 98% coverage of very fine Boss rose & scroll engraving cut by Mr. Jack G. Sumner, The locks by E. Chilton & Son with both remaining in excellent condition, The barrel striking is perfect, 99% barrel blue, It retains 85% absolute original case colors on both lock plates and 15% on the frame bottom, The stock and forend are at 98%, The checkering is at 100%, The barrels inside & out are excellent plus & totally free of any pits, The barrels ring with a perfect chime, The barrels are smack on the face with excellent bite remaining. This is the #2 gun originally built as a pair. It comes to the hand with ease and points like a dream. This piece comes from the Golden Era of Best English guns with most of the Robertson family’s influence on this very piece. Price: $22,500*
Webley & Scott Model 720 20GA 26” English Made IN MAKERS CASE 6 Pounds! Up for sale is a very nice Webley & Scott Model 720, chambered in 20GA. This fine game gun comes housed in its original maker’s case with snap caps & rose wood cleaning rod. From the little research I have done, this was the 99th Webley to arrive in the US in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. The leather covered pad (Purdy Style) was replaced by Griffin & Howe at a cost of 750 dollars. The Action retains 98% case colors. The barrels are tight on face. The bluing on the barrels is about 95%, they do have a scratch in the finish towards the muzzle on the right barrel. The pictures show it well. The LOP from the front trigger is 14 ¾. Slight Cast Off. DAC 1 3/8. DAH 2 3/8. 26’’ Barrels with Fixed chokes of IC & Mod. Solid Game rib with mead bead. Pristine Bores & Chamber. 3’’ Chamber. Auto Ejectors. This tips the scale 6 pounds. Overall, this Webley remains in excellent condition, this has very good dimensions and is a desirable English Made double. The pictures tell the story. Price: $6,250*
PARKER VH 12 GAUGE SxS SHOTGUN: SN# 229XXX 1 1/2 FRAME 28″ SOLID RIB BARRELS (.028 AND .038 CONSTRICTIONS) 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS DOUBLE TRIGGERS EXTRACTORS SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP DOGS HEAD BUTT PLATE EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION 7LBS 0 OZ 2 1/2″ DAH 1 5/8″ DAC 14″ LOP Price: $4,250*
ITHACA N.I.D. FIELD GRADE 28 GAUGE – RARE GUN: ITHACA NID FIELD GRADE 28 GAUGE, 26″ BARRELS. FULL AND FULL, 2 7/8″ CHAMBERS, EXCELLENT BRIGHT BLUE, MIRROR PERFECT BORES, SINGLE BRASS BEAD SIGHT, BARRELS RING NICELY. BOXLOCK FRAME WITH LINE ENGRAVING, STIPPLING ON TOP, CASE COLOR ONLY IN THE PROTECTED AREAS, NO COCKING INDICATORS. EXTRACTORS, AUTO SAFETY. PISTOL GRIP STOCK SPLINTER FOREARM WITH EBONY INSERT, EXCELLENT WOOD AND CHECKERING. ORIGINAL GRIP CAP, HALF INCH SILVERS SOLID PAD, 1 1/2″ X 2 5/8″ X 14 3/4″, 5 POUNDS 13 OUNCES. GREAT HANDLING LITTLE DOUBLE MADE IN 1939. ONLY 295 FIELD GRADE 28 GAUGE DOUBLES WERE PRODUCED. VERY SCARCE LITTLE GUN. Price: $3,750*
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