28 Bore Pigeon gun

28 bore pigeon gun | £65,000.

 

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Watson Bros 28 Bore

28 BORE / Pigeon Gun

A new gun ready for the final finishing stage and adjusting to clients measurements.

A self opening sidelock ejector round body with our signature coffin shape action.

Barrels - 29 1/2". Choked both 3/4 presently with a wide raised matted flat top rib giving superb pointability.

A beavertail forend and pistol grip stock made from deluxe walnut.

Actioned round body with sideclips fitted with double triggers.

Engraving ornately carved with Oak leaves, complementary carving down the barrels with a carved/pierced lever adorned with a pheasant head.

The whole piece wrapped in a lightweight brown leather case ,yellow stitching and blue interior.

 

£65,000

Purdey Bar-in-Wood £17,500

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12 BORE James Purdey Hammergun
Made in 1877 this bar-in-wood pigeon hammer gun with rebounding hammers. Is in very good condition with crisp engraving and traces of colour. The Damascus 30" Barrels are in excellent condition retaining tight chokes of 1/2 and 3/4 with clean bores . The 14 1/2″ original stock with original heel and toe pieces in fine condition.

Wrapped in  an Oak and leather case.

£17,500

The Pigeon Gun

The Pigeon | From £65,000

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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 £65,000

High Pheasant £72,000

The High Pheasant Left Hand Opening |  £72,000

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The High Pheasant Left Hand Opening

12 bore 32" barrels with 3" chamber, full choke with an elevated ventilated rib
What adds to the uniqueness of this gun is that it is a true left handed gun with left handed opening and a roundbody single trigger
As ever the 15½” stock is made from deluxe walnut
Adorned with our Edwardian scroll and carved pheasant with the lovely touch of raised lettering
The gun weight is 8 lb – ideal for heavier loads
French blocked case with canvas outer, accessories included 

 £72,000

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