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.
Self opening sidelock with double triggers.
28" chopper lump.
65mm (2 1/2").
.729" original London marks.
Actual bore size
.733", clean bores.
O/D at lightest point
Wall thickness at lightest point
Left - 3/8", Right - Cylinder.
French walnut straight hand with silver oval.
Length of pull
15" including well matched 1 1/4" extension.
Right handed 9/16".
1 11/16" comb and 2 3/16" heel.
A.A.Brown & Sons
IN THE GUNROOM