Discovery Channel's look into Purdey and for whatever reason I forgot about the mini Purdey that was presented to King George V in 1935. So I decided to search for my information on the internet. The gun is fully functional, breaks down into its own guncase and it even has cartridges made by Eley-Knoch, that are just under a half inch long loaded with 1.62 grains of powder and 2.02 grains of dust shot. According to the video the King used it to shoot moths. It's a fascinating piece of art for sure. I wonder if the Purdey were to make one today what the cost to manufacture would be, assuming they could even recreate it.
English workmanship at it's very best.ReplyDelete
I believe there is 2 examples of these. One is at Purdey's vault.ReplyDelete