James Purdey 16 Bore

16 Bore Purdey bar-in -wood hammergun £16,950


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16 bore James Purdey Bar-in-Wood Hammergun

A rare opportunity to acquire a fine condition 16 bore top lever bar-in-wood hammergun by JamesPurdey&sons

Built in 1877  The 29" Damascus choked barrels with 2 3/4" chambers. clean bores .The gun has been restocked to 15 1/2" with deluxe wood befitting the period.

Cased in an original fully restored Oak and leather Purdey hammergun case.


4 Bore

Four Bore | From £75,000

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4 Bore

Specially designed four bore sidelock ejector this is the only correctly proportioned four bore being manufactured in England
Made in our Towerbridge workshop and designed by Michael Louca
Barrel lengths can be from 36" to 42"
Weight is from 17lb to 20lb depending on the cartridge weight which can be 3 1/2 ounces to 4 ounces
Double trigger or single trigger
Pistol grip is advised
Exhibition grade wood
Stocked to your measurements
Engraving is included from one of our many patterns
Guncase is an extra cost dependant on the type of case required

From £75,000

The Pigeon Gun

The Pigeon | From £55,000

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The Pigeon

There has always been a fascination for the pigeon gun, this was borne out of seeking an advantage against your competitors at live pigeon shooting, usually their was a lot of money at stake! 

To shoot fast and get a good sight picture a broad, higher than normal matted flat top rib was the order of the day this enabled the shooter to shoot high as the bird was always rising out of the trap, of course to guarantee a kill within the perimeter fence full choke would often be used.

Bigger cartridges and more pellets so 2¾" or 3" heavy loads were used. To make the gun strong enough side-clips and a third grip were required on the action. Of course with all this came the need for more weight. You can expect a side-by-side pigeon gun to be in excess of 7 ¼lb to give a stable platform for the shooter.

Nowadays the pigeon gun has seen a resurgence as a high-bird gun. They share the same characteristics in the field, but the pigeon gun has developed into being not just a heavy breeched with heavy load gun.  Today's pigeon gun has to have a certain style that goes with it.

30" barrels, high broad flat top matted rib, ¾ or full choke.
Third grip and clips on a larger action.
Single or double trigger
Stock to be pistol grip with long beaver tail for-end and probably adorned with heel and toe pieces. Some are auto safety option.
Carved breechends with heavy engraving.
Complemented with a deluxe case with canvas outer

From £55,000

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