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
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.
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