Factory Engraved Purdey Double Barrel 12 Gauge Shotgun — Resleeved

 A rare Purdey side-by-side hammer shotgun, 12 gauge.  Serial # 8389. Manufactured in 1871. (See page 126 of Nigel Brown’s “British Gunmakers Volume One: London”.)  The original barrels were sleeved and reproofed in 1979 at Birmingham, with modern fluid steel barrels. Chambers are marked 2-1/2″, with extractor, chokes measured improved cylinder/full.  Has a 14 1/4″ length of pull (LOP). Typical top lever action, with extractor. Very good condition as refinished with small patches of oxidation and lost finish on the barrels, silvered action, and spotting. The wood has some beautiful grain. Has attractive original Purdey factory engraving. The wood buttplate is original and unaltered! Mechanically excellent — the action has a nice tight lock-up. Since the barrels were sleeved and reproofed, it is safe to shoot with modern 2-1/2″ smokeless shotshells, but not 2-3/4″ shells. Current production bespoke Purdey shotguns are now priced at $90,000+, with an 18+ month lead time. As a pre-1899 antique, no FFL is required. (EBNB-141)





Production Date

1871, Pre-1899


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