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.

£16,950.

The Hammergun

The Hammergun | From £75,000

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Hammer Guns

The passion for hammerguns was ignited from getting my first Purdey Bar in Wood pigeon gun which I still own. I enjoy shooting the gun so much that I decided to design and manufacture a hammer ejector . People often asked well why not self cocking? Answer is very simple the romance of the hammergun is in pulling back the hammers.

This particular gun is made as a live pigeon gun, nice big flat top stipled rib with beavertail forend. Third grip and clips on the action for more support. The pistol gripped stock also helps to complete the stable platform for this type of shooting which is nowadays seen as a heavier load high bird gun. The gun also has original damascus extra barrels.

The models in production at the moment are:
12 bore 30" hammer ejectors with Damascus extra barrels if required. Safety or non safety fitted. Double or single trigger. Double beaded back.

From £75,000

Purdey Bar-in-Wood | 12B

Purdey Bar-in-Wood | £7,250

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Purdey Bar-in-Wood

12 BORE / HAMMERGUN
The most desirable of all the bar in woods, manufactured in 1873 with rebounding locks, 30” damascus barrels, originally cylinder choked in both barrels with 2 1/2” chambers. Some pitting in both barrels. Double triggered, engraved in small scroll with it’s original stock length of 14 3/8”. Gun weight of 6lb 9.5oz. Cased.

£7,250

Purdey Bar in Wood

Purdey Bar-in-Wood | £9,950

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Purdey Bar-in-Wood

12 BORE / HAMMERGUN
12 Bore Purdey bar in wood hammergun with rebounding hammers, 30″ barrels 2 1/2″ chambers. Stocked to 15″ including a 7/8″ leather pad. Finished weight 6lb 14oz. Cased.

£9,950

Hollis Hammergun

Hollis Hammergun | £3,450

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Hollis

12 BORE / HAMMERGUN
A fine 12 bore bar lock rebounding hammergun with 30″ barrels, beautiful condition with clean barrels and action with traces of colour. Stocked to 14 1/2″ Cased.

£3,450

Purdey Bar-in-Wood

Purdey Bar-in-Wood Pigeon Gun | £17,500

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Watsons Bros

12 BORE / HAMMERGUN
12 bore bar-in-wood pigeon gun with rebounding hammers in very good condition with crisp engraving and traces of colour. 30″ excellent condition Damascus barrels with clean bores and 14 1/2″ stock. Cased.

£15,500

Purdey 1st Patent Thumb Lever

Purdey 1st Patent Thumb Lever | £7,250

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Watsons Bros

12 BORE / HAMMERGUN
Manufactured in 1866, 12 bore hammer gun, non rebounding locks, very good condition barrels. Double trigger, 30” damascus barrels with 1/4” chokes, 2 1/2” chambers. Stocked to 14 3/4” with finished weight of 6lb 12oz.

Originally built for A.J. Roberts, alongside 7163 but was sold separately, heelplates were later added to the order for this particular gun. An early centre-fire hammer gun with Purdey 1st patent thumb lever. The first centre-fire was made in 1865.

This gun features a bifurcated trigger guard with the first of two thumb lever designs – the more rare design.

Part of an interim style between pinfire and centre-fire produced from 1865 to 1867, of which only 318 shotguns were made. They were centre-fire guns that looked like pinfires. The hammers are in pinfire style with the strikers attached to them and when drawn back, retract the strikers. The breast of the hammer hits the striker, the pinfire head being merely an adornment. The action has pinfire fences and an elongated top strap.

It displays two Purdey patents, a first pattern thumb hole (patent no 1104) and also retractable firing pins (patent no 424), both of which are shown in the photographs to the left.

Lastly, this rare hammer gun was engraved by James Lucas. He introduced the finer engraving style to Purdey, including the finer and tighter border on the lock plates. He would later go on to create the traditional fine rose and scroll design we know today in the mid 1870s.

All beautifully wrapped in an oak case with traditional Purdey red baize lining.

£7,250

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