James Purdey & Sons London England Best Gun 28ga ... 27" chopper lump barrels ... 5 3/4lbs empty weight ... LOP 15 over 7/8" leather pad ... LOA 43 1/2" ... DAC 1 1/2" ... DAH 1 " ... IC/MOD ... double triggers ... Beesley self-opening sidelock action ... Anson forend hardware
Traditional Purdey house style, deep cut rose and scroll engraving covers the color case hardend sidelocks, operating lever, trigger guard, tang, and forend latch. J Purdey & Sons appears on both sidelocks, J Purdey & Sons, Londond, England appears on the bottom of the action.
The Sidelocks are inlet into a traditional straight English style stock formed from a striking piece of dark grained European walnut. Both grip and forend have crisp fine line checkering in the Purdey pattern. The case colors are rich and deep, the checkering is crisp, the action is tight and on face. The wood is very fine with some scattered handling marks. The bores are brite and shiney. The screws are unbuggered and properly indexed.
The gun is presented in a very nice Oak and Leather travel case. Custom cut to the shotgun and covered with traditional Audley House red baize, a oil bottle and hardwood cleaning rod are included.
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