Cased Purdey Double Rifle

450-400 caliber,  28" barrel lengths, S/N 15242, finely banknote style engraved, blue and case hardened finish, Finely figure walnut stock with cheek piece and pistol grip.  Finely checkered Walnut forearm.  The stock has the original leather covered recoil pad.  In the original oak and leather covered case with James Purdey & Sons label. Factory information states: Rifle no 15242, Completed August 1895, for J. Baxendale,  A hammerless non-ejector double rifle, weight 8lb 1 1/4oz, Caliber 450/400, barrels 28" Whitworth Steel with flat roughed rib, Stock 15 1/4", Notes:  Action with third grip and side-clips, safety on scears and triggers, Stock with pistolgrip and cheek-piece and Silver's recoil pad.

Rifle no. 15242

Completed: August 1895

For: J. Baxendale

Description: A hammerless non-ejector double rifle

Weight: 8lb. 1¼oz.

Calibre: .450/.400 (3¼in. B.P.E.)

Barrels: 28in. Whitworth Steel with flat roughed rib

Stock: 15¼in.


Action with third grip and side-clips

Safety on scears and triggers

Stock with pistolgrip, cheek-piece and Silver’s recoil-pad


Rearsight (fitted 8in. from breech) with inlaid pyramid (may be silver/platina, material not stated), and platina-tipped foresight.

Loaded for 3¼in. solid-drawn case, 90 grains of No. 6 powder, and papered bullet

Housed in an oak and leather case with patches, snap caps, various cleaning jags and brushes, nickeled brass oil bottle, and leather sling


Excellent condition. The checkered walnut stock and forearm rate excellent with minor dings and scratches. It retains most of the blue and case hardened finish. The barrel address is light but still legible while overall scroll and floral engraving is still crisp. Bores are excellent, bright, and shiny.

Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000
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