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This one is in great condition, excellent period wood with a couple of British army markings from its former life, cocks and dry fires, comes with correct EU/UK deactivation certficate.
OK, so we all want a Purdey - they are the best known, high end maker of shotguns from way back in the 1800`s, but they are epic on the price scale, and they are never deactivated because at that value, if you blow a barrel you can afford to have a new bespoke set made.
Now here`s a piece of history - an excellent hammer gun from British makers Bisson of London, dating from around 1870, this is an early percussion cap muxxle loader in 12 gauge, action is excellent and just check out the fish detailed hammers - a real joy.
This one would be perfect in any old house or barn convertion.
Its an old piece, dating from just after 1830 and is obsolete calibre so still live with good looking damascuss barrels of which the first 12 inches are re-inforces to help with the wallop of the big bore.
Lock plates and hammers are exellent with great detailing, woodwork is also superb, as are the many smaller detailed pieces of metal in the furniture, plus it has its original ramrod.