Object Title

Percussion double-barrelled sporting gun - By J. Purdey

Percussion double-barrelled sporting gun - By J. Purdey

Date

made 1847

Object Number

XII.1529

Provenance

From the collection of the Earl of Harewood, acquired May 1952. Originally made for Henry, 3rd Earl of Harewood, 1797-1857.

Physical Description

Double side by side Damascus twist barrels with browned finish, inscribed J. Purdey 3141/2 OXFORD STREET LONDON. Undersides stamped with London proof marks, initials J P and serial number 4242. Locks engraved with scrolling foliage and PURDEY. Scutcheon plate engraved with an earl's coronet and monogram J H. Blued steel mounts engraved with scrolling foliage. Mahogany case lined with green baize; the accessories consist of a Dixon powder-flask covered with blue leather, a blue leather Hawksley shot flask, a T-headed nipple-key with pricker and two nipple-holders each containing a spare nipple, an oil bottle and a number of percussion caps.

Techniques

Browned

Dimensions

BarrelLength30 in.
BarrelLength762 mm
OverallLength46.14 in.
OverallLength1171 mm
OverallWeight2.8 kg
OverallWeight6.14 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 4242

Calibre

.710 in (13 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
J. Purdey 3141/2 OXFORD STREET LONDON.
Barrel
Inscribed

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