JAMES PURDEY & SONS - LONDON.
Royal Presentation Miniature Round Frame 28 Bore Sidelock Ejector Shotgun
Serial No. 29565
James Purdey & Sons, London. A New & Exceptionally Rare Royal Presentation
Extra Finish Self-Opening Pinless Sidelock Ejector 28 Bore Round Action
Shotgun. Built on a miniature scaled frame. Delivered ca 1998. Weight: 5 lbs. 5
ozs. Stock dimensions: 1 5/8 x 2 1/4 x 15 1/4” x 1/16 cast off. Beautifully struck
28” side by side chopperlump steel barrels with a smooth concave rib and one
standing platinum bead, fixed factory chokes are light modified and improved
modified, and 2 3/4” chambers. Exhibition grade Circassian walnut straight grip
stock to a matching petite splinter forend. Single non selective gold washed
trigger assembly. Stunning and exceedingly complicated royal clover Acanthus
scroll with bank note vignettes of the infamous Blue Quail by famed master
engraving artist Simon Coggan. Close examination of the engraving reveals an
incomprehensible level of detail and precision. All internal action parts are gold
washed and including the forend hardware and locks.
The whole is cased in special polished oak and Elephant hide by Vince Rickards.
Interior is lined with very fine black suede with oak partitions, leather gold
embossed maker label for the lid, and contains a host of factory accessories all in
24k gold and horn. It should be noted that this Royal presentation case is a
£21,000.00 up-charge from the maker. This is a museum quality exhibition
showpiece, worthy as a center piece to most any fine collection.
Pictured and explained in numerous publications such as the Double Gun
Journal, English Best Guns and Purdey’s.
This is one of the finest smooth bores to exit Purdey’s in their 214 year history.
Simon Coggan was the recipient of the Queens coronation award in 2009 which
only a handful of craftsmen have received.
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