Purdey, London. Extremely rare early 16-bore percussion sporting gun #388, made in 1822 - Price On Request

Purdey, London. Extremely rare early 16-bore percussion sporting gun #388, made in 1822. Certainly one of the earliest known percussion doubles by this extraordinary maker. Superb 30” barrels by Charles Lancaster retain some original finishand bores are excellent. Early style locks at first glance appear to be conversions from flint ignition, however, close inspection reveal them to be original percussion locks retaining some morphological features of the earlier flint guns. The locks retain traces of original hardening color and are crisp and tight as the day they were made. One hammer nose has an early repair, most likely done by the maker. Grip safety with Purdey Patent external safety sears. Overall an extremely rare gun, mechanically absolutely perfect, and in excellent condition throughout.