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October 27, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Alex Henry Falling Block Single-shot Rifle Retailed by James Purdey & Sons

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: October 27, 2016 10:00AM


Alex Henry Falling Block Single-shot Rifle Retailed by James Purdey & Sons, c. 1870s, serial number 5939, .303 caliber, walnut stock (replaced) with checkered wrist, forend, and a cheek-piece on the left butt, lock is bright and engraved with ornate foliate designs and marked "ALEXR. HENRY" in a banner, top of the barrel marked "J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON," barrel lg. 26, overall lg. 43 in.

Provenance: Vintage Doubles LLC, Wenatchee, Washington, December 13, 2012.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Stock had been replaced, bore looks clean and bright, in overall very good condition.

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LONDON, Wenatchee