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I beleive they charge only if you want a letter. But they should offer up some information in an email.


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CB,

I called H&H on a gun (when they had an office in NYC). They read me specs over the phone. Purdey's may give you the barrel length without charging. Until you send the email, you'll never know.

It would be interesting to know if Purdey built a 25" gun. H&H built came out with the Brevis model in the 30's to get in the lightweight fad. The barrel length was 26" or 26.5".

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Email Purdey, they were very nice emailing a picture of the page recording the original order on my 16ga


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They didn't charge me for info, I think if you just ask them to confirm the barrel length they may do it.


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The rib might tell you something about the influence that made Purdey's built a 25" gun. MOST 25" guns that were built were built according to Churchill's ideas, which included a raised, narrow, file cut rib.

PS: just about all Purdeys built in the last century were self openers built on the Beesley action design.

Can you post a picture?

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Here are some pics. Didn't get a good one of the rib before it started raining.






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It's custom built gun, therefore, anything is possible meaning it doesn't have to have 25" barrels along with triangular tapering Churchill rib. If the barrels have choke constriction and are sound I would buy that gun. Remember new one would cost in excess of £100,000, Another plus is if you own that you can sell excess guns you don't need. If fears that Canada will have lead shot ban expressed as by one Canadian member of Upland Journal BBS come to fruition a Purdey will still hold very good price because it's a Purdey. Someone re-blackened the safety button, but one must remember that re-blackening of barrels and small parts doesn't take away from the value if correct method was used. It would seem more consistent if "1" was gold inlaid in similar fashion to ward "SAFE".

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Man I can't wait to hear Keith. LOL


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Man I can't wait to hear Keith. LOL


Why? It looks like a nice shotgun to me. While form practical standpoint H&H Royal makes more sense for typical hunter to own the Purdey actioned gun from Purdey is more prestigious to own. One does not come across something like this in person every day.

It must have been a shock for him that in link provided by you from SGCF he realized that the poster was describing someone exactly like himself. [censored] Keith.

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CB,

How does the gun balance with the 25" barrels? I would think Purdey would make sure the gun had balance and good dynamics. Also, what is the weight of the gun?

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Ken

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