Militaria, Clocks, & Science
James Purdey 12 Gauge Lightweight Double-barrel Game Gun in Maker's Case, c. 1887, serial number 12656, walnut stock with finely checkered forend and grip, the frame with foliate and scroll engraving, the plate marked "J. PURDEY & SONS," blued barrels with plain rib marked "J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL," in custom leather case with accessories, overall lg. 43 1/2 in.
Provenance: Vintage Doubles LLC, Wenatchee, Washington, October 9, 2014.
Barrels have been reblued.
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