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"200 Yr Purdey Battery of 9/Boss Battery of 6" - Ahmed577
      #263494 - 13/04/15 07:40 PM



The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - commissioned by Ahmed577.

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: NitroX]
      #263498 - 13/04/15 08:59 PM

I donīt know what Ahmed677 does for a living but if he wants a gun cleaner, Iīm his man

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: NitroX]
      #263499 - 13/04/15 09:08 PM



OMG ! I wonder if Ahmed577 would like to adopt me as a son ?

I really am beginning to appreciate Purdey as a Double Rifle maker, never liked them before as I really didn't look at them, thinking they were more Shotgun builders !

What is the deal with that interim mount on the 375 ?


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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Sarg]
      #263501 - 13/04/15 10:18 PM

What is the battery of nine?

From a PDF Ahmed sent to me:
5.6x52R Double
.300 H&H Flanged Double
.303 British Double
.375 H&H Flanged Double
.500 Nitro Express Double
.600 Nitro Express Double
10-Bore Shot & Slug - Side by Side Rifled Choke
10-Bore Shotgun Side by Side
28 Gauge Side by Side shotgun

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: NitroX]
      #263505 - 13/04/15 11:03 PM

His battery is incomplete, there is no .577 in it.

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Birdhunter50]
      #263513 - 14/04/15 01:10 AM

Impressive...

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Ripp]
      #263519 - 14/04/15 05:58 AM

Bugger.....Mike you bet me to the cleaner's position!!!
Would be a job in itself just to do that after a nice day's shoot!
Ahmed577 you are one lucky,lucky bloke to get that lot - must have been a hard decision not to get a .577 & then get a .600 instead!
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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: 93x64mm]
      #263526 - 14/04/15 08:31 AM

Lovely. Congratulations.

I am looking forward to seeing the completed rifles and guns.

However more progress pics would be appreciated.

Cheers,

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Rockdoc]
      #263543 - 14/04/15 12:12 PM

Now THAT is about the coolest "in progress" shot ever!
I recently made a play for a Purdey double rifle and then the seller says "I think I will just keep it"!!
Talk about letting the wind out of my sails!
This grouping of Purdeys is incredible enough, but to have a 10bore rifled choke gun in there! That just has to be the gun of the year from any maker IMO.
BTW, has Purdey ever made a rifled choke gun before?

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Huvius]
      #263557 - 14/04/15 08:21 PM

Dear members I just spent 30 minutes answering all queries and could not post.i can't get the hang of these contraptions.

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Ahmed577]
      #263560 - 14/04/15 08:30 PM

That's Ok Ahmed577 (or should I say Dad?), just PM me the adoption lawyers details & we can take it from there

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Ahmed577]
      #263561 - 14/04/15 08:30 PM

This short message & one on boss 5.6 x50R scope seemed to work. God knows why. Will try again in a few days.

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Ahmed577]
      #263562 - 14/04/15 08:32 PM

Ahmed577,

If you use the Quick Reply box it will time out well before 30 minutes. Probably 5 to 10 minutes after opening the thread, after that it will time out.

Two options:
1. If the QUICK REPLY times out

You can RECOVER what you posted by using the BACK button, either through your browsers menu or on some browsers using the right button on your mouse and hitting back on the left arrow. Your post should be recovered.

Then you might want to copy the typed text to ensure it is saved. By using your mouse to highlight it and using the mouse and COPY or COPY via the browsers menu.

Use the REFRESH button on the menu or via your mouse.

The quick reply will be reset.

Your typed text SHOULD still be there.

If not PASTE it again as you COPIED it earlier to save it for this purposes.

Then hit CONTINUE and it all should still work.

2. Normal REPLY option
An easier way is to use the REPLY button on the last post or the post you wish to reply to. This will not time out and you can take 30 minutes to make the reply without the problems and fixes needed above.

for example above the text in my post is
EDIT REPLY QUOTE QUICK REPLY

Use the REPLY in the post, not the QUICK REPLY or the QUICK REPLY at the bottom of the thread and you should be fine.

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Edited by NitroX (14/04/15 09:04 PM)


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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: NitroX]
      #263565 - 14/04/15 09:34 PM

Thankyou John I will try again. (1) need to be pretty middle aged and a lady of course to apply for job as gun cleaner. (2) need to qualify as a gun cleaner before adoption would be considered. (3) already own a 577 built new by H&H in 1990 engraved by Coggan with scenes of Ahmed the great Kenyan bull elephant. (4) battery of 9 consists of a 22 hornet rook rifle s-n 31022, this gun is not pictured as nothing to show at time of photo. 10 bore listed twice should only be once s-n 31010 built as a rifle choked gun 27 inch barrels with extra set of 32 inch smooth bore barrels. PURDEY called their paradox style a rifled choke gun. I don't know how many they built or whether they built a 10 bore. I have a friend with a 12 bore rifled choked gun. They have not built a rifle choked gun or a rook rifle for a long long time. (5) 375 rifle is not scoped I guess the scope pictured is a mule for zeroing in. (6) the accoutments ( camping gear, handguns etc ) excite me very much all sanctioned by purdey. I would like to mention to members that the boss and purdey batteries are a tribute to all followers of a wonderful art and sport. I own some great older guns and if it wasn't for those people who loved the art I would have never had the opportunity to enjoy my life the way I do now. I might add that I wass born a hunter first.

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Ahmed577]
      #263583 - 15/04/15 06:11 AM

Well Sarg - looks like we lucked out old mate!
Nice to hear Ahmed that the will be used hunting & not just safe queens.
Will certainly be good to see progress on them all as they are getting built
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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: 93x64mm]
      #263585 - 15/04/15 07:29 AM


"(1) need to be pretty middle aged and a lady of course to apply for job as gun cleaner. (2) need to qualify as a gun cleaner before adoption would be considered."

Oh well I see, I'm not offended, I could possibly pass two of the criteria, but a sex change is out I'm afraid !

Well done, very funny of you.

Yes 9.3X64 it seems we are out of luck, all over really .

Very awesome line up you have there & yes will be great to see them done & used more so !

Thank you for sharing them with us mortals .


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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Sarg]
      #263601 - 15/04/15 05:59 PM

I am pricing up the sex change, used to have a .500 Holland double, does that count ? best, Mike

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Ahmed577]
      #263602 - 15/04/15 07:23 PM

Thanks Ahmed577,

Will make the change to the description.

I am keen to know what you intend to use these rifles for?

Other than the reasons of adding to the legacy of past vintage rifles which you mention, and the "just because" reasons we all have, do you have any particular purposes in mind for the batteries individual rifles?

Perhaps elephant for one, or of course water buffalo for several, etc ?

Several "rook" double rifles in the line up:
- Boss 5.6x50R;
- Purdey .22 Hornet;
- Purdey 5.6x52R.

These are really cool IMO. Rarely do we see double rifles in these smaller chamberings these days. So it is excellent to see some being made again. Do you have any particular uses in mind? Kangaroos perhaps?

The .22 Hornet I am keen to see when it gets going and is eventually finished. I was keen to acquire a newly made double rifle from one of our members here on NE, he is posting on this thread too . But the Police got in my way and refused and delayed approvals several times. During the delay the member wisely sold it for a far better price than I was going to pay! Well done by him.

So I am looking for a nice .22 dr myself. Unfortunately Purdey is out of my price range.

In fact I like the idea of all of these .22 DRs you are having made.

Very keen to see more photos of any and all of these rifles and the others gun you are having made.

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: NitroX]
      #263789 - 18/04/15 09:42 PM

This battery of Purdeys is just awesome. My favourite of the lot is the .600....I can only hope that you intend to hunt elephant the hard way...and shoot several big tuskers with it..!

What a privilege to shoot elephant with such a rifle..!

I am pretty sure Purdey would want it that way...after talking to employees of the top marks I know they hate their guns to become safe queens..

If I had the money I would have done something similar...

As for Purdey quality, I have a Purdey game gun, 12/65, 28" barrels, ejectors. That gun is on its 3rd milennium, made 1896 and re-proofed for nitro april 1913..

Its is still thight as a swiss vault door and the ejectors are perfectly timed. I enjoy it for grouse hunting in our mountains..

Being 119 years old it is still technically modern compared to other SxS and O/U guns of today.

Once again, this Purdey battery must be THE most magnificent ever ordered from this maker and I sincerely hope you will admit us pics when all are completed..


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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: pondoro62]
      #265367 - 22/05/15 04:08 AM

Awesome, just awesome! I'm green.

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: CptCurl]
      #265431 - 23/05/15 04:39 PM

What a killer project. By it self each gun is Unique. Apparently Ahmed577 likes Purdey and does something about it. My saluts and respects to someone to where dreams isnīt restricted to the mind only...
If it was me I would get a cabinetmaker with royal warrants to make up a cabinet with etched glasses etc + the-monthly-Purdey-guncleaner-subscription. But that is just me...hahaha.

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: rigbymauser]
      #265440 - 23/05/15 08:30 PM

What can I say that would do these works of functional art justice.

I am envious but glad some one is forefilling their dreams.


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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: Rule303]
      #265445 - 23/05/15 11:12 PM

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: bouldersmith]
      #265456 - 24/05/15 08:35 AM

What a great project!

I'm especially interested to see how the 10bore evolves. Will there be hand loading tools and a bullet mould/sizer included in the kit?



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Re: The Purdey "200 Year Battery of Nine" - Ahmed577 [Re: tinker]
      #265470 - 24/05/15 05:29 PM

He decided not to go with the loading tool and the bullet mould as he thought they were a bit on the pricey side best

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