J Purdey & Sons -12g Self OpenerMay 23, 2021
Holland & Holland Royal 20g O/USeptember 26, 2021
An exceptional pair of 12g assisted opener sidelock ejectors by this most famous of makers.
This remarkable pair have remained in the same family by direct decent since being completed in 1920
with 29 inch barrels choked Improved cylinder & ¼. Both guns with game ribs & numbered one & two in gold
The barrels are in impeccable condition ready 733 throughout not doubt as originally regulated presented with minimum wall thicknesses of not less than 29 thou.
Makers patent single triggers with rolled edge trigger guards & SAFE in gold.
The lockplates have the finest rose & scroll engraving by the famous Jack Sumner with gold ? lined cocking indicators & retaining approximately 40% original colour hardening.
Highly figured straight hand stocks with leather covered pads having pulls of 15 inches with initialled gold ovals “ARAM” the original purchaser.
Fully serviced in 2010 & not fired since that date. Small repairs to the forend of no.2 gun.
Complete in their original case with canvas outer & having all the usual makers accessories.
It is very rare to find such a pair built at the height of English gunmaking in such a fine original condition.
The owner will include details of the family history to the buyer
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