A 12 bore J.Purdey & Sons made in late 1932, number 24485 with fine 'Purdey' style engraving, still retaining some of its original colour hardening. It has a straight hand French walnut stock, well figured but with a few marks from use. It comes with a single Purdey oak and leather case in tan with red interior complete with oil bottle, snap caps, chambers brush, striker pot, rod, fittings and a canvas outer cover. It also comes with a second set of tighter choked Purdey barrels with a flat high dead level top rib with textured finish, fore and mid sight beads. Overall this is an exceptional gun from a great era, as can be seen in the photographs. 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 double triggers.
1st barrel; 6lb 9oz, 2nd 6lb 14oz.
Fore end knuckle, 2nd barrel 1" forward.
28" chopper lump, 2 sets.
1st; 65mm (2 1/2"), 2nd; 70mm (2 3/4").
.729" original London, reproofed Bham 2003 1st; .740", 2nd; .736".
Actual bore size
1st; l/h .740" r/h .741", 2nd; .733".
O/D at lightest point
1st; .789", 2nd; .795".
Wall thickness at lightest point
1st; 24 thou', 2nd; 31 thou'.
1st; l/h 1/4" r/h Imp Cyl, 2nd; l/h Full r/h 3/4".
French walnut straight hand with silver oval.
Length of pull
15" from front trigger.
Right handed 3/8", 1/2" toe.
1 5/8" comb and 2 7/16" heel.
A.A.Brown & Sons
IN THE GUNROOM