A very late special order Purdey live pigeon gun made in 1909 for Prince de Chimary to be used at the Grand Prix du Monaco. Classic crisp Purdey engraving throughout, bolstered action, hidden third bite and side clips. 30 inch steel barrels, full and ¾ choke, raised wide stipple rib, 2 ¾ chambered nitro-proof, 30 thou av. wall thickness, full capped pistol gripped stock, LOP 15 ¼ inch, weight 7lb 14oz, Purdey at its best.£23,750
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All our fine game guns have undergone an extensive programme of restoration. All barrels have been Re-London Nitro Proofed to 2 3/4" chambers. They naturally have a practical and sensible wall thickness, fine walnut stocks and forends, have a minimum LOP of 14 1/2" and have all undergone a refurbishment of their traditional oil finish and have been skillfully re-checkered. Gun specification measurements are approximate and are for guidance only.
These very special guns are the result of a long standing ambition to create a Homage to the finest Victorian Hammer Guns. Over the years I have rescued exceptional donor guns and with the help and skill of my team of the best traditional gunsmiths remade them to the very highest standard.I believe these guns are unique and the very best available.
J. Parkinson of Dublin : a very good classic back action game gun. Full capped pistol grip and patented fore end in pristine condition. 30 inch fine twist Damascus barrels, ¼ inch choked, wall thickness 32 thou on average. Well figured walnut stock, LOP 14 ¾ inches with original engraved butt plate. Weight 6lb 14 oz.£4,975
A very traditional beautifully made Provincal Hammer gun of the Highest quality by Ponting of Malmesbury Wiltshire probably made as a special order to the local nobility. Malmesbury is surrounded by fine country house estates famous for Partridge shooting. Fine bar sidelock action with crisp fine engraving through out .30 inch fine detailed twist Damascus barrels min average 35 thou wall thickness choked ¼ & ¼ . Classic highly figured Walnut stock with engraved pistol cap and toe and Heal clips LOP 15 inch with matching long beavertail style forend the gun is well balanced and weighs 7lbs 6 ounces. See our note on Project guns£11,450
Classic side lock Charles Boswell late hammer gun: top lever third bite, full detailed engraving throughout, 30 inch steel barrels, tightly choked, raised rib, highly figured French walnut stock, LOP 15 inches. Weight 7lb 3 oz.£3,975
A very pretty understated round body back action hammer gun. Crisp classic scroll engraving. 30 inch fine twist Damascus barrels. 28 thou average wall thickness, quite open choked. Weight 6lb 10 oz. Nicely figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches. Well balanced fast game gun. You would think it a Purdey.£3,750
A very rare survivor, early centre fire boss under lever hammer gun: Dolphin hammers, classic Boss scroll engraving throughout. 30 inch star twist Damascus barrels, nitro proof. Nicely figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches. Weight 6lbs 14oz. It’s a Boss and very much a shooter.£6,750
Very pretty provincial hammer gun from this quality Bristol maker. 30 inch steel barrel, chokes ¾ - ¾ . 35 thou average wall thickness. Outstanding detailed engraving throughout. Classic figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches. Gun weighs 7lbs 2 oz£3,975
A late presentation hammer gun: may have been a live pigeon gun: 30 inch fine twist, Damascus nitro barrels, choked ¾ and ¾ . 2 ¾ inch chambered dolls head extension, 34 thou average wall thickness, side lock top lever action. Highly detailed deep Celtic style engraving throughout, well figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches . weight 6lb 14oz.£4,975
A late Purdey, 1885, bar in wood hammer gun in pristine condition. 30 inch Whitworth steel barrels, choked, open ¼ and ½ . 25 thou average wall thickness. Crisp rose and scroll engraving throughout, fabulous highly figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches. All wood. Weighs 6lb 12oz. Unique in this condition.£12,975
A fine, good value, all round (clays and game) hammer gun probably made as a competition live pigeon gun: 30 inch steel full choke barrel, broad raised top rib with cross bolt, third bite fastening, crisp scroll engraving throughout, semi pistol, dark grained walnut stock. LOP 14 ½ inches . Weight 7lb 4oz.£3,975
Charles Arthur Weston of Brighton, gun maker. 2 inch box lock ejector, made in 1920: one lady owner, in its original case with 250 Eley 2 inch cartridges, 26 inch nitro steel barrel, tightly choked. Average wall thickness 28 thou. Straight hand, well figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches . An ideal lightweight 5lb 7oz 12 bore for walked up game / small bird shooting in outstanding original condition.£3,750
Formerly Golden of Huddersfield, maker of guns to the nobility and society. A most unusual, superb presentation hammer gun. The round bodied side lock action is profusely engraved with a detailed oriental theme, fine twist, 27 inch nitro Damascus barrels for grouse and partridge shooting, choked ¼ and ½ . 28 thou average wall thickness, unique chequered hard wood stock and fore end. LOP 14 ¾ inches, weighing 6lb 14oz. One of a kind.£3,875
Very fine 30 inch Damascus nitro barrels 2 ¾ inch chambered open choke hammer gun: 26 thou average wall thickness, under lever: bar, side lock action with detailed crisp scroll engraving throughout. Traditional straight hand, highly figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches . Well balanced at 6lb 10oz. W. Golden was the top provincial maker in his day. These guns were of the highest quality and ordered by royalty and society. They were very expensive. One of his most notable patrons were the the Marquis of Ripon family of Studley Royal.£3,750
An early bar wood action Westley Richards patented hammer gun in pristine condition. A very similar gun is in the Royal Collection at Sandringham. Presentation quality and very much as made. 30 inch highly figured Damascus nitro barrels with Westley Richards patented furniture. Crisp classic scroll engraving, Dolphin rebounding hammers, fabulous complete walnut stock with steel butt plate crown engraving. LOP 14 ¾ inches. Weighs 6lb 2oz. Rare, unique, one of a kind.£5,975
Classic light weight English game gun. New 28 steel barrel made in the 1920s by Veneballs of Oxford: choked ½ and ¾, fine figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches . Crisp traditional rose and scroll engraving throughout. Nice touch , extra long fore end. Weight 6lb 14oz. Great value – a lot of gun.£3,475
Unique presentation deep scroll Acanthus engraving, very late round bodied back action locks with Celtic hammers. 30 inch fine twist Damascus barrels, choked ½ and ½ . Average wall thickness 30 thou, 2 ¾ inch chamber, highly figured walnut stock, full pistol grip. LOP 15 inches. Weighs 7lb 3oz. Fred Williams was a renowned gun maker to the London trade.£4,975