Cased James Purdey Double Barreled Pinfire Shotgun with Grip Safety.

Exceptional James Purdey 12 gauge double barreled pinfire shotgun with rare grip safety, in its original wooden case with tools and loading equipment. The barrels are a fine Damascus pattern, and the action and mounts have scroll engraving. The serial number is 5943, dating from 1860. The stock is exceptional, with a beautiful grain, with fine checkering at the wrist and on the forend. The barrels are browned and the back action locks are bright steel. The case is lined with red felt. The oil bottle is Purdey marked. There is a finely finished cleaning rod in the case. The barrels have Birmingham proofs and are also serial numbered 5943. The top of the case has inlaid brass circles engraved “Fras. Hall, Park Hall, Notts.” Size: The gun is 46 ½ inches long overall, with 30 inch barrels. The case is 34 by 8 ¾ by 3 inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S $80 plus a 1.5% replacement cost insurance fee. Discounts given on combined lot shipping.

Provenance:Lawrence Shelton Collection


Condition: Very good to excellent. The finish on the barrels shows minor wear. The action is exceptionally crisp, and the safety works well. The bore is very good. The case is in very good condition as well, and the accoutrements are excellent.

Estimate: $5,000 - $1,000


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