Purdey Best 12 Bore - SELF OPENING, CASED, IN PROOF, ANTIQUE, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Purdey Shotguns - Shotguns - English Double

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Verified Seller
Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
State: Michigan
Zip: 49546
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Platinum Seller
Number of Active Listings: 126
Total Number of Listings: 3180
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
3 days
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)

General Specs: Purdey, Year 1893 ANTIQUE, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 9/16"
Serial Number: 14626

Purdey s x s shotguns are considered to be the finest double guns ever produced.  With the Beesley self-opening action and meticulous hand fitting of metal and wood, the Purdey is the zenith of the London gun trade.  Here we have a wonderfully maintained Purdey 12 bore that has retained most all its fine fit and finish for over 123 years!  Purdey gun serial number 14626 was built in 1893 and is still fully in proof with its 2 ½” chambers, bore diameter of .729, and the 30” Sir Joseph Whitworth barrels ringing like church bells with tight ribs and choked IC/M by American terms.  This fine Purdey weighs in at 6lbs. 11oz. and balances just in front of the hinge pin for that perfect slight weight forward feel.  The gun is in incredible condition, with the barrels tight as new on the breech face and on the hinge pin, bores are perfect mirrors, the screws are perfect, engraving sharp and clear and perfectly executed.  The wood-to-metal fit, checkering, and wood finish are superb as well.  The gun still retains 65% case colors on the action and 99% London blue on the barrels.  The mechanics are excellent with crisp triggers and strong, well-timed ejectors, and a positive safety.  What a fine antique London Best for your shooting needs and investment opportunity.  Even the stock dimensions are modern and very shootable with a 14 ¼” LOP terminating in a fine, Purdey-style leather covered pad.  Being offered at a very attractive price and still in remarkable condition, this is a gun you can carry with pride, and it comes in an English made Brady case fitted to the gun.  This gun qualifies as an antique, being made in 1893, and as such can be shipped directly to any address in the U.S. that you specify.  Perfect for American style upland hunting and sporting clays, a fine Purdey side by side will command attention from even the most astute collector/shooter anywhere in the world.  With the English double guns at their lowest prices in decades, this is the time to finally treat yourself to the acknowledged BEST OF THE BEST.  You can finally justify owning a Purdey!  Thanks for looking.  


Barrel Length:  30" Sir Joseph Whitworth steel
Chokes:  IC/M    .010/.018
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:  .729/.730
Wall Thickness:  .035/.035
% Blue:  99%
Chambers:  2 1/2"
Ribs:  solid - tight
Sights:  single brass


Action:  tight
Ejectors or Extractors:  Ejectors - excellent
Case Color:  65%
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  clean; sharp; Purdey style rose and scroll
Trigger Type:  double - crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  20%


Type:  Straight stock/Splinter forend
LOP:  14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 1/4"
DAH:  2 3/8"
DAC:  1 9/16"
Cast:  1/4" Off
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  Purdey style leather covered pad

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $170.00 within the continental U.S.  Additional fees for HI & AK.  We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: NO, ANTIQUE

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.

Price: $13,950.00

Curio/Relic: Yes
Antique: Yes
Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge