James Purdey & Sons: Gun and Rifle Makers, Two Hundred Years of Excellence
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Manufacturer part number: 978-1846891649
This magnificent book, newly updated, details the complete history of James Purdey and Sons. This second edition, published to co-incide with Purdey's bi-centenary in 2014 contains much fresh material and hundreds of new photographs.All the Purdey rifle cartridges are listed for the first time and new appendices include the changing style of the Purdey Gun Case and a copy of the admired Purdey Guns Instruction Booklet. Chapters include: Blacksmith in the Minories, A Small Shop in Price Street, 314-1/2 Oxford Street, Muzzle-Loading Guns, Rifles and Pistols, Bolt and Beesley, Early Breech-Loading Guns and Rifles, 'A Palace Amongst Gun Manufactories', From Austerity to Renaissance, Later Breech-Loading Guns and Rifles. 472pp.