Extraordinary Purdey 450/360 Double Rifle Formerly Owned by Prime Minister of Great Britain
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Category: Purdey Rifles - Double Rifles - English
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Seller: FOXTROT SPORTING - FRANCIS LOMBARDI
Company: FOXTROT SPORTING
Member Since: 9/11/07
State: New York
Country: United States
Phone: (315) 373-5850
Total Number of Listings: 164
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: checks, money orders,
Description: Extremely fine Purdey double barrel hammerless rifle owned by the former Prime Minister of Great Britain, the fifth Earl of Rosbery and used by him at the country estate of Dalmeny for deerstalking. Cal:450/360 - 2 3/4" BP. ( one of only two guns originally chambered in this cartridge by Purdey) Serial #:14xxx. 27" Whitworth fluid steel barrels w/ extractors and single rear and front sight. Top rib marked: "J. Purdey & Sons Audley House South Audley Street London Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Pressed Steel" .Case colored and fine rose & scroll engraved Beesely self-opener sidelock action with side-clips, double underlugs, and hidden third fastener. Top tang slide safety w/ "SAFE" in gold and additional small swing-tang secondary safety. Double triggers. Beautiful black-streaked english walnut stock with paneled cheekpiece and checkered butt. Finely engraved steel gripcap. 14 1/2" LOP. Sling swivel. Gold escutcheon plate engraved with Roseberry's arms. Weights: 8lbs 2oz. Bbls only: 4lbs13oz
Cased in original brass bound oak and leather case w/ maker's label intact and original red baize lining. Has "Great Northern Railway" label on outside of case with destination "Dalmeny" (the home of the Earl of Rosebery). included accessories are: various ebony handled tools, rosewood cleaning rod, brass jags, rectangular Dixon marked plated oil bottle, spare gilt firing pins & springs.
Information from Purdey archives as follows:
Completed: July 1895
For: Earl of Roseberry
Description: A hammerless non-ejector(?) double rifle
Weight: 8lb 2¼oz.
Calibre: .450/.360 (2 3/8in.)
Barrels: 27in. Whitworth Steel
Load: 78 Grains powder, Eley papered 190 grain bullet, .450/.360 2 3/8in. bottleneck case
Sighted for 100 yards, with half the ball of the front sight in centre of spot
Apted’s safety on triggers and scear
Action with third grip and clip sides, intercepting safeties
Stock with pistol hand and cheek piece
Condition: Gun is in extremely fine original condition. Most all original case color remains bright and vivid. Barrels on-face. Bores clear. Scant miscellaneous handling marks on wood.
If you are looking for a fine Purdey rifle in original condition and with historic ownership, you have found your gun!
FFL Required - C&R okay
Buyer to pay S/H/I
Price: SOLD !!!
Model: SIDELOCK DOUBLE RIFLE
Condition: EXC - USED
Bore Condition: CLEAR
Barrel Type: STEEL
LOP: 14 1/2"