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8borerifle
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SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle
      #331414 - 19/08/19 08:52 PM




This very rare double rifle was made in 1867 for Viscount Downe and has 30" 3-stripe damascus barrels. Barrels have one standing and three flip up sights and are engraved with "J. Purdey, 314 1/2 Oxford Street, London" on the rib. They are stamped with London black powder proofs for 29 BORE. The action is fitted with Purdey's unusual adaption of the Jones underlever. The grip spur and entire trigger guard form a long lever giving greater mechanical advantage to the bolt. Because the triggers are exposed when the lever is open, a safety block, based on Purdey's patent grip safety locks the triggers until the lever is closed. The Purdey back action island locks have non rebounding serpentine hammers with safety bolts. Action and locks are neary fully engraved with nicely cut, fairly deep, shaded "PURDEY" on each lockplate. The rifle weighs 9 pound 2 ounces and has a 14 1/4" pull. Drop at heel 2 5/8" drop at comb 1 3/4". Engraved steel buttplate is engraved "Charge 3 dms No. 6 Powder" The stock features a double beaded right hand cheekpiece and 18 lines per inch checkering.
Barrels retain approx. 80% original damascus finish and have excellent bores, with scattered minor pits at beginning of right barrel. Rifle retains approx. 85% original case hardening, checkering is very slightly worn. Locks operated as new and the rifle is tight on face with solid wood. Cased in its original oak case with an original bullet mold numbered to the rifle that casts a bullet that mikes .575 and weighs 460 grains. Cases can be made from .577 Snider, 6 included. Case includes many accessories and loading tools that include: 2 piece Ebony and brass cleaning rod with short Ebony handle numbered to the gun, assorted brushes and jags, steel oil bottle, James Dixon chamber brush, Ebony handled striker key, 2 japanned oval tins, Hawksley .577 pedestal type brass capper/decapper, matching Hawksley case .577 crimper, Ebony case reamer, Dixon 3 dram German silver powder measure, rosewood bullet seater, scissor type broken case extractor.
Factory email letter included. Less than 650 hammer double rifles were ever built by Purdey in all grades.
This 152 year old Purdey is in amazing original condition. Asking $11,800.00. Email for pictures at: davidsonphyllisjune@gmail.com


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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: 8borerifle]
      #332748 - 26/09/19 11:06 PM

FINAL REDUCTION $11,200.00

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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: 8borerifle]
      #335738 - 23/12/19 06:12 AM

Just acquired 40 brass never used cases, 20 by Jameson and 20 by Bertram and a new set of .577 Snider reloading dies. New price $11,400.00 including the above! All you need to shoot the rifle except for powder, primers and wads!

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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: 8borerifle]
      #336573 - 13/01/20 10:12 PM



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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: 8borerifle]
      #336589 - 14/01/20 07:24 AM

Certainly an amazing piece 8bore to say the least!
Sadly well out of my league.


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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: 93x64mm]
      #336597 - 14/01/20 08:55 AM

Well worth the price!


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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: CptCurl]
      #336604 - 14/01/20 01:00 PM

Thanks Roscoe, I can't believe this rifle has not sold! It sold in the James Julia Fall 2012 auction for $20,150.00. Where else can you buy a cased Purdey double rifle in the condition this one is in for the price! I have everything needed to load for the rifle now including wads. If I can find a place to shoot, I might try it out!

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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: 8borerifle]
      #336609 - 14/01/20 11:56 PM

Gary,

You could bring it down here to shoot!

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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: 8borerifle]
      #336637 - 15/01/20 01:00 PM

Quote:

Thanks Roscoe, I can't believe this rifle has not sold! It sold in the James Julia Fall 2012 auction for $20,150.00. Where else can you buy....(snip)! .......



Hi Gary,
Mike Warren here, I bought your cased 7Dram Lyon & Lyon 12 bore last year. (Very fun thing to shoot!)
The 2012 “feeding frenzy” has certainly abated, now things are much more difficult for sellers.

That said, your Purdey .577 Snider is a nice piece.......hope you can get it to a new owner that loves it for the history and provenance.
- Mike

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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: 3DogMike]
      #336638 - 15/01/20 01:50 PM

Hi Mike, you are so right! I have had people offer to trade for the Purdey, but nothing I was interested in and really am looking for cash. I don't think things will turn around. Antiques in general are not in demand by the younger generation and my generation are selling their collections. I was lucky to start collecting in 1971 and went through almost 50 years of very interesting double rifles for sale.

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Re: SELL: Purdey 28 BORE (.577 Snider) cased double rifle [Re: 8borerifle]
      #336643 - 15/01/20 02:59 PM

If I wasn't turning every spending dollar into tooling this past year or so I'd be sending you money for this rifle.

It's a honey.

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