Purdey Shotguns


Purdeys are known for their high end bespoke shotguns and rifles. Guns made by Purdey always attract strong demand at auction due to the intricate details and fine craftmanship that go into each example. A pair of Ken Hunt decorated 12 bore guns made by Purdey in 1968 sold for £47,750 recently at an auction in London reflecting their strong desirability amongst collectors.

Purdey Gun


Purdey has a heritage dating back to its founding by James Purdey in 1814. The company was named James Purdey and Sons and could name Queen Victoria among its more famous customers. In 1848 the queen bought a pair of Purdey Pistols.   

Our specialist Arms, Militaria, Medals & Firearms auctions are held 4 times a year and include the whole spectrum of arms and militaria and always a fine array of guns including shotguns, rifles and pistols. If you would like a valuation for items you have, please contact Chris Large on 01270 623878 or email chris@peterwilson.co.uk. Alternatively, use the valuation form below to obtain a free valuation.


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