October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
(ca 1952) 26" and 28" Steel chopper lump barrels with ventilated ribs, and two ivory beads are engraved “J. Purdey & Sons” on top of left barrels, and “Audley House, South Audley Street, London, England” on right barrels. 28" barrel flats have London nitro proofs for 3" chambers. Both are stamped “choke” and marked with serial number, with barrel makers initials “JA” (J.Aldous). 26" barrels are proofed for 2 - 3/4" chambers. Tube nos. “65105” and “65106” are on 28" barrels, and “65107” and “65108” are on the 26" barrels. Case hardened Beesley patent self opening action has automatic safety, with “Safe” inlaid in gold, hidden third fastener, side clips, bushed strikers, and Purdey single trigger. Action is engraved with near full coverage well cut shaded open acanthus scroll with strapwork highlights. A setter's head is inlaid in gold on bottom. Lock plates have some scroll bordering gold relief inlaid ducks in marsh scenes. “J. Purdey & Sons” is engraved on both lock plates. Fences are relief engraved in oak leaf and acorn motif. Single beaded trigger guard has matching scroll, serial number is on tang which extends to horn grip cap. Slightly figured European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14 - 1/8" over thin Silver type pad, with 22 LPI flat top checkering with mullered borders, drop points, and gold oval in bottom of grip cap which is engraved “Charles P. Skouras, 825 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills.” Individual letters “CPS” are inlaid in gold on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend with Anson release, services both barrel sets. Forend iron is stamped with initials “M.T” (Maurice Timbers, actioner). Gun is housed in good quality leather case with stitched leather corners, lined in burgundy cloth. Interior has room for gun and both sets of barrels. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only the slightest handling marks, and slight silvering on beads, fences, and top lever. Action is tight. Barrels are on face. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works well. Drop shows little evidence of wear. Case is excellent. MGM26.
Case, extra barrel
Barrel Length
(A) 26" (B) 28"
Barrel Wall Thickness
(A) (L) .038 (R) .036 (B) (L) .038 (R) .034
2 - 3/4" and 3"
(A) (L) .025 (Mod) (R) .005 (IC) (B) (L) .040 (Full) (R) .017 (Mod)
Drop at Comb
(With 28" Barrels) 1 - 11/16"
Drop at Heel
(With 28" Barrels) 2 - 5/8"
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
12 Bore
Internal Bore Diameter
(A) (L) .730 (R) .729 (B) (BOTH) .729
Length of Pull
14 - 3/16" cast about 5/8 off.
(With 28" Barrels) 7 lbs 5 oz.
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $14,400.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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