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Preview selected items from forthcoming auctions below. After each auction of modern sporting guns and antique arms we update this archive with selected hammer prices of lots that made an impact on sale day. If you have similar items you are interested in consigning for auction, please visit our valuations page for more information.

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16 bore Percussion double sporting gun by Purdey

c.1850, the 29¾ ins brown damascus barrels with broad raised rib, platinum line inlay and breech plugs, brass mounted ebony ramrod with steel worm, scroll and border engraved bar action locks with dog lock safety, engraved hammers and tang, percussion fences, grip safety, engraved furniture with scalloped finial, figured stock with finely chequered wrist inset with blind silver escutcheon, no. 1094

Hammer Price: £3100

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Vickers Machine Gun

With tripod stand with belt, belt box, green wooden case with rope handles and webbing covers, no. 6334 - Deactivated with EU certificate

Hammer Price: £4400

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28 bore sidelock ejector by Holland & Holland

28 ins barrels (recent re proof), ½ & full choke, with dolls head extension inscribed HOLLAND & HOLLAND 98 New Bond Street London, 70mm chambers, acanthus scroll foliate and border relief engraved action and fences with the makers name in gold letters, well figured 14,13/16 ins straight hand stock with vacant silver oval, in leather motor case with makers trade label

Hammer Price: £18000

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An early 12 bore pinfire double sporting gun by Purdey

c.1858, 31¼ ins brown damascus barrels, the rib inscribed J. PURDEY, 314½ OXFORD STREET, LONDON, with best scroll and border engraved back action locks, the single bite rotary underlever opening with unusual square backed trigger guard, well figured straight stock. Originally sold on 27th November 1858 to Captain R. Nicholson, it is believed to be the earliest known surviving example.

Hammer Price: £4600

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Pair Armi Bertuzzi sidelock over and under ejector guns

Each with 28 ins barrels, full & ½ choke, tapered file cut rib marked in gold 1 & 2, exceptionally fine scroll bouquet and border hand engraved sidelock actions and fences, the engraved top levers numbered 1 & 2 in gold, single triggers, rolled edge trigger guards, highly figured 14,7/8 ins straight hand stocks, nos. 5944/45, in fully fitted oak and leather makers case with claret baize lining and canvas outer

Hammer Price: £20000

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20 bore Beretta 687 EELL Diamond Pigeon

c.2012 over and under, ejector, 29½ ins multi choke barrels (5 chokes with key), raised file cut ventilated rib, 76mm chambers, game bird scroll and border engraved sideplated action signed BERETTA 687 EELL, single selective trigger, figured 15 ins semi pistol grip stock with vacant oval and recoil pad

Hammer Price: £2800

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12 bore double hammer gun by Boss & Co.

c.1870, 30 ins brown damascus barrels inscribed BOSS & CO. 73 ST. JAMES'S STREET LONDON, ¼ & ¾, recent nitro proof with full Teague tubing, fine scroll and border engraved back action locks, engraved dolphin hammers and tang, percussion fences, thumbhole underlever opening, finely chequered forend with engraved furniture, 14¼ ins well figured straight hand stock with ebony butt plate

Hammer Price: £2000

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‘Yellow Boy’ lever action carbine

.440 (Nagant) Winchester 1866 'Yellow Boy' lever action carbine, 20 ins round barrel half stocked with tube magazine, brass alloyed receiver, crescent shaped brass butt plate with pocket containing three piece steel cleaning rod, no. 119778 Originally designed for a .44 Henry rimfire cartridge, it is believed the rifle was converted for export to South America

Hammer Price: £2100

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16 bore flintlock single sporting gun by H Nock

16 bore flintlock single sporting gun by H Nock, 36 ins two stage damascus barrel, inlaid with gold stars and banner inscribed H Nock, London, with rabbit and line decoration by tang, left hand mounted steel lock with rainproof pan, gold touch hole, inset lozenge stamped H Nock, figured stock chequered hand, steel butt plate

Hammer Price: £3000

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Pair 25 bore flintlock double barrel travelling pistols by W Beckwith

Pair 25 bore flintlock double barrel travelling pistols by W Beckwith, 9½ ins half stocked damascus barrels inscribed Beckwith, London, engraved hammers, engraved steel furniture with pineapple finials, engraved tang, chequered half round butts with slab sides, in mahogany case with brass inset ring handle and makers trade label

Hammer Price: £20000