COMING IN JUNE 2020
LOVELY, NEARLY “AS NEW” ‘70’S VINTAGE J. PURDEY LIGHT GAME GUN BY SOME OF THE BEST CRAFTSMEN, WITH CASE.
inv # 20-916
Cal. 12 Ga., 2 1/2”
Chopper lump bbls. measure 28” and are fitted with narrow, deeply swamped game rib engraved “J. Purdey & Sons. Audley House. South Audley Street. London, England.” Bbl. flats are stamped with 1974 London nitro proofs for 2 1/2” chambers. Bottoms of bbls. are stamped with serial numbers and barrel makers initials “A.H” (Alf Harvey, longtime Purdey craftsman). Tube numbers “72879” and “72880” are on loop. Dark casehardened Beesley patent self-opening sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), bushed strikers, raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with near full coverage Purdey house style rose and scroll which is very cleanly and attractively executed. Blued trigger guard with usual open scroll on bow has serial number on tang. Dark well-marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14 1/8” over checkered wood butt, and features typical Purdey drop points and point pattern checkering at grip. Individual silver letters “D J” are inlet into toeline. Factory records indicate that these are original. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Actioner’s initials “T B” (unknown) are on iron. Action work is crisply filed and finished.
Bore diameters: left – .734, right -.735.
Restriction: left – .027 (Mod), right – .009 (IC).
Minimum wall thickness: left – .032, right – .032.
DAH: 2 1/8”.
DAC: 1 1/2”.
Cast about 1/2” off.
WEIGHT: 6 lbs. 6 oz.