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- Last updated: 16/12/2016
Lot 305 - David McKay Brown. A fine pair of 12-bore ‘Creative Art’ engraved single trigger round action over and under ejector guns built in 2003 (£57,575). UK private buyer.
Lot 160 - J. Purdey & Sons. A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns, built in 1966 (£26,950). UK private purchaser.
Lot 87 - J. Purdey & Sons. A fine .338 magnum self-opening sidelock ejector rifle, built in 1925 (£26,950). European private purchaser.
Lot 245 - Thomas Boss. A rare pair of 40-bore percussion doublebarrel pistols. The maker confirms that the pistols were ordered on 29 March 1853. (£22,050). UK private buyer.
Lot 289 - A. A. Brown & Son. A fine 20-bore ‘Supreme Deluxe’ model self-opening sidelock ejector gun. The maker confirms that the gun was ordered in July 1994. (£14,700). UK private purchaser.
Lot 304 - J. Woodward & Son. A scarce 12-bore single trigger full crossover sidelock ejector over and under gun built in 1928. (£13,475). US private buyer.
Lot 170 - J. Purdey & Sons. A 12- bore self-opening sidelock ejector gun, built in 1936.(£9800). UK trade buyer.
Lot 164 - Boss & Co. A matched pair of 12-bore round body single trigger assisted opening sidelock ejector guns built in 1900 & 1902. (£9800). US private purchaser.
Lot 83 - Karl Hauptmann. A fine 9.3x74r/20-bore non-ejector vierling (rifle) completed in 1976. (£9433). European private buyer.
Lot 156 - Famars. A pair of Italian 12-bore single trigger sidelock ejector guns. (£8575). US private buyer.
Commenting after the sale, Auctioneer and Expert-in-Charge, Gavin Gardiner, said: “I was delighted that the sale was so well attended with many international buyers present in the room. The best lots were keenly contested with many duels between telephone, internet and room bidders. The exceptional pair of McKay Brown over and unders attracted the attention that they deserved and many fine and rare items sold especially well. In a difficult market it was especially pleasing to see private buyers and collectors dominate the results. I look forward to my next auction at Sotheby’s on April 15, 2015.”