J.Purdey & Sons

Side by Side 12 bore


A 12 bore J.Purdey & Sons made in 1932, number 24358 with fine ‘Purdey’ style engraving, still retaining much of its original colour hardening. It comes with a single Purdey motor case in tan leather complete with oil bottle, snap caps, rod and fittings. The case also features an internal compartment cover with a label on the underside detailing the original specification and a list of the craftsmen who made the gun. A nice rare touch, not often seen. Overall this is an exceptional gun from a great era, as can be seen in the photographs and with some interesting history. The last owner had been shooting this alongside this similar gun, using them as a pair and they could be bought together.

SpecificationJ.Purdey & Sons 24358
ActionSelf opening sidelock with double triggers.
Weight 6lbs 8ozs.
BalanceHinge Pin.
Barrel Length28" (Chopper Lump).
Chambers2 ½″ (65mm).
Proof.729″ original London marks.
Actual Bore Size.733, clean bores.
O/D @ Lightest Point.794".
Wall Thickness @ Lightest Point30 thou’.
Chokes⅜ l/h and cylinder r/h.
StockWalnut straight hand grip with silver oval.
Length Of Pull 15″ from front trigger.
Cast½" right-handed.
Drop1 ⅝” comb and 2 ¼″ heel.
Ammunition2 ½″ lead or bismuth. Not High Performance Steel compatible.



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