PURDEY BEST SXS HAMMER GUN 12 GAUGE KING ALFONSO OF SPAIN
Guns International #: 100734825 Seller's Inventory #: SBFG16855
Category: Purdey Shotguns - Hammer Shotguns
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Seller: Steve Barnett Fine Guns
Company: Steve Barnett Fine Guns
Member Since: 3/23/07
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Barnett
Country: United States
Phone: (662) 494-0779
Fax: (662) 494-0152
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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Purdey Hammer gun sn. 19395 came from a collection of Spanish Royal Firearms, from the household of King Alfonso XIII of Spain. The makers have confirmed that this hammergun was completed in April 1909 for the King of Spain, Alfonso XIII. The records are specific that Barre was the engraver. The gun is covered in finely chiseled low relief with foliate scrollwork illustrating monsters and masks upon a blackened background. Included is a gold inlaid escutcheon with the Spanish Royal Coat of Arms.
It is believed that the King used this gun in winning the Tiro-Pichon De Madrid in May 1921. Our provenance includes a picture of the King aside the trophy given for his win and holding what appears to be this gun. Purdey awarded the winner of the Tiro-Pichon De Madrid a prize gun that was to duplicate this piece, however Barre did not engrave the later gun as he was dead by 1921.
In his book, "Purdey's", Richard Beaumont notes that around 1918 Tom Purdey wrote in the firms ledger books, King Alfonso was "one of the best friends Purdey's ever had".
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