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****REDUCED PRICE**** Purdey 16 Bore - PAIR, EXTRA, CASED, FACTORY DOCUMENTED, RARE!!!!  Guns > Shotguns > Purdy Shotguns
Description: Purdey 16 Bore sn16276 sn16277 - PAIR, EXTRA, CASED, FACTORY DOCUMENTED, RARE!!!! - REDUCED $

Purdey s x s shotguns are considered to be the finest vintage doubles ever produced. With the Beesley self-opening action, meticulous hand fitting of metal and wood, the Purdey is the zenith of the London gun trade. Here we have a TRUE PAIR OF 16b BUILT IN 1898! FULLY DOCUMENTED BY PURDEY OF LONDON WITH A FACTORY LETTER. This set, serial numbers16276 & 16277, originally was part of a trio with single triggers no less! The gun has been updated, having double triggers and new stocks installed in 1926, and new nitro steel barrels in 1977, ALL DONE BY PURDEYS OF LONDON! If you have ever enquired of Purdey for the cost of building a matched pair in today's market you know cost would exceed $225,000. I was informed by Purdey that less than 8% of their guns were produced in 16b and a small handful ever in pairs or trios. What a fine set of antique double shotguns for your shooting needs and investment opportunity. Being offered at a very attractive price and still in remarkable condition, they match the Purdey records to a "T".

General Specs: James Purdey & Sons, 1898, 16 Gauge, 6 lbs 3oz / 6 lbs 2oz ......If guns are different it will be gun #1 / gun #2

Barrel Length: 28" **** Chokes: .005/.017 / .006/.019**** Bores: mirror**** Bore Diameter: .660/.660 **** Wall Thickness: .036/.036 / .035/.035**** % Blue: 98%**** Chambers: 2 3/4"**** Ribs: tight**** Sights: single****

Action: tight**** Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors**** Case Color: 60%**** Screws: excellent**** Engraving: excellent**** Trigger Type: double**** Trigger Guard Color: 98%****

Stock: english/splinter**** LOP: 15**** LOP To End Of Wood: 14 15/16"**** DAH: 2 1/4**** DAC: 1 3/8**** Cast: 3/8 off**** Checkering Condition: excellent**** Butt Treatment: checkered butt****


The chopper lump barrels on both guns measure 28", bore diameter .660, minimum barrel wall thickness .035 all, choked .005/.017 gun #1, .006/.019 gun #2, mirror bores, no pits, scratches, or dents either set, proofed with 2 3/4" chambers, 98% blue, tight on breech face and hinge like a new gun, clear, sharp lettering and stamps, both sets in proof, ribs tight and barrels ring like chimes. I have never seen such a perfectly matched set of barrels in all of my years of measuring up barrels on the finest shotguns in the world!

The actions retain 60% factory case colors, perfect screws, clear, sharp Purdey rose and scroll engraving, cocking indicators, crisp double triggers both at 3lbs. front, 4lbs. rear, trigger guard retains 98% niter blue, action tight with lever centered, strong well timed ejectors. all in perfect mechanical condition. The breech balls are carved with deep relief leaves and vines MUCH LIKE A PURDY "EXTRA" WOULD BE DONE TODAY! And again, all a perfect match to each other.

The stocks are in excellent condition, straight hand grip with nice figure and hand rubbed oil finish, perfect wood to metal fit and superb checkering, crisp drop points, checkered butts, no cracks or repairs, 14 15/16" LOP, 2 1/4" drop at heel, 1 3/8" drop at comb, 3/8" cast off (can be bent to your specs within 10 days of purchase for around $400 for the pair), wonderfully figured European walnut with just a few very light handling marks. Again, all a perfect match.

Housed in their fitted motor case, these rare and stunning guns weigh in at 6lbs. 1 1/2oz. and both balance precisely the same 3/8" ahead of the hinge pin. These guns qualify as antiques, receivers being made in 1898, and as such can be shipped directly to any address in the U.S. that you specify. These guns are perfect for American style upland hunting and sporting clays, as well as driven shoots and will command attention from even the most astute collector/shooter anywhere in the world. A FINER PAIR OF INVESTMENT QUALITY PURDEYS WILL NOT BE FOUND. DON'T HESITATE ON THIS PAIR!

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: 16 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: No

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine guns not yet listed. Thanks for looking! JOIN US at Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show - World's Largest Gun Show! It will be held on April 5 & 6, 2014 at the River Spirit Expo Cen

Item #: 947616824
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI

Shipping: $150.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
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Returns: 3 Days

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