VISIT OUR STAND AT THE BRITISH SHOOTING SHOW 15th - 17th FEBRUARY AND SEE THIS GUN AND OTHER LOVELY ANTIQUE SHOTGUNS.
Frederick Beesley needs little introduction having in the late 1800’s designed and patented several important and unique mechanisms for the London guntrade, not least the famous self-opening action produced by James Purdey right up to the present day. The gun we have here was produced some 10 years later than the patent that Purdey purchased and it is interesting that Beesley has here used a design, complete with ejectors and lock work, from that famous ‘Gunmaker to the Trade’ Thomas Southgate.
Southgate’s patent covers his famous ejector, interceptor sears, ejector trip and bridle design.
The gun was rebarrelled in 1980 and restocked probably around the same time. Both are professional, good quality replacements but we know not by whom. With its well figured replacement walnut stock, replacement steel barrels and sensitive restoration, this shotgun would make an excellent gun for both game and clays.
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- Beesley, F.
- Right Handed
- 1/4 & 1/2
- 2 3/4
- Heritage Guns
- Newmarket, Suffolk
- 01440-XXX XXX