The finest collection of Shooting Clothing and Accessories. Available online and at our Audley House store in Mayfair, London
James Purdey & Sons begins its annual search for potential award winning conservation projects across the UK.
Since 1814, James Purdey & Sons have been perfecting the art of the best London gun
“There is no gunmaker better known than Mr Purdey; there is none more written about”
G.T. Teasdale-Buckell, 1900
It takes five years to train as a Purdey gunsmith, mastering skills handed down from father to son.
From the finest field coats, jackets and shooting vests, to hand made leather cartridge bags and gun sleeves. The majority of our range is available online on Purdey.com in our Clothing & Accessories section, or you are very welcome to visit Audley House where you can view the range in person. We can also arrange Personal Shopping for you - just call on 0207 499 1801.
The Purdey Awards for Game and Conservation encourages entries from all types of shoot which are able to demonstrate commitment to outstanding and imaginative conservation projects. Winners will share in a prize fund valued at £15,000 and receive recognition in Gold, Silver and Bronze categories. Winners are announced, and prizes presented, at a ceremony to be held in Purdey’s Long Room in November 2013.
Find out more about the Awards and request an entry form
When ordering a hand-crafted Purdey shotgun or rifle, you are joining a tradition of gunmaking excellence that goes back nearly two centuries. Our founder, James Purdey, was apprenticed as a gunmaker in 1798. After joining master gunsmith Joseph Manton, he went on to forge a gunmaking dynasty that would surpass all others. A Purdey ‘Best’ gun is a gun that cannot be bettered. No extra time or expense can bring further improvement. From the very first measurement, it has been designed to be perfect.
The Purdey tradition began in 1798, when, as a boy of 14, James Purdey started an apprenticeship with his brother-in-law.
On completion he joined Joseph Manton, then England's greatest gunmaker. In 1814 Purdey set up on his own, selling flintlock rifles, guns and duelling pistols from his shop near Leicester Square.
Our shotguns and rifles epitomise the 'Best' London tradition, made using tools and techniques perfected more than a century ago. Every Purdey craftsman is a master of his art, creating an object of beauty that is built to endure.
Our Gunroom team at Audley House in Mayfair would be delighted to meet you and discuss your requirements
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