JAMES PURDEY, LONDON, True pair c. 1933, SLE's. Gun #1 - 2 1/2", 29", chopper lump, choked IC/Full. 15 1/8" highly figured wood to leather covered pad. Silky smooth self opening Beesley action - retains moderate to strong original case colors. Engraving remains sharp throughout. 6lbs 9oz. Gun #2 - 2 1/2", 29", chopper lump, choked IC/Full. 15 1/8" highly figured wood to leather covered pad. Actions are a perfect match in terms of condition - outstanding. 6lbs 11oz. Housed in their original case with makers label and a full ensemble of accoutrements - call for details. This pair of shotguns was purportedly made for a Mr. William Alton Jones, president of CITGO oil & gas conglomerate. William Alton Jones owned a 2000+ acre hunting preserve in Rhode Island where he vacationed and entertained his close friend D. Eisenhower and many other dignitaries. The Jones property was given to the University of Rhode Island upon his untimely death in a plane crash. Today it is the Alton Jones Campus and wildlife research center. This fine pair has made their way back and forth across the pond many times to shoot at esteemed estates scattered across the countryside. Consider acquiring this fine pair and continuing the tradition.

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