This is quite a rare specimen of a best gun.
A Purdey Self-opener lightweight game gun, 12 bore, original two barrels set with exhibition grade stock.
Price: DKK 199.900,- / EUR 26.899,-
30″ choked 4/8 and 5/8.
Bore measurre 18,59 and 18,59
Barrel wall thickness 29/1000 and 29/1000
28″ choked cyl+ and 4/8
Bore measurre 18,62 and 18,54
Barrel wall thickness 33/1000 and 32/1000
Right hand straight full stock:
LOP; 382mm (front trigger)
Cast at heel; 4mm off
Cast at toe; 6mm off
Drop at comb; 30mm
Drop at heel; 49mm
Year of make; 1949
The makers has kindly provided the following provenance on the gun;
Completed: January 1949
For: Edmond Assely
Description: A lightweight hammerless ejector game gun with two sets of barrels
Weight: 6lb. 5½oz. (28in.) / 6lb. 5¾oz. (30in.)
Calibre: 12-bore (2½in. case)
Barrels: 28in. & 30in.
Choke: Tight Cyl & Mod Choke (28in.) / Mod & Full Choke (30in.)
Restocked by Game & Gun in 2019
Comes in original leather and oak case.