J Fairman ‘from Purdey’ pinfire

Gun expert Diggory Hadoke of VintageGuns.co.uk selects a J Fairman gun, a poor man’s Purdey, coming up at auction soon. He also looks at the idea of gunsmiths that added ‘from Purdey’ to their names. The Farman gun is a 19th-century pinfire hammergun with an unusual safety catch, part of the Captain Alan Marshall collection, which is for sale at Adam Partridge in Cheshire at starting price of £480.


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