Stocking

Achieving the perfect fit

James Purdey was trained as a stocker, and it was his obsession with measuring customers up accurately on which the Purdey reputation was built. While he was with Manton, it was said that guns stocked by James Purdey always fitted the best.

That he had mastered every other aspect of gun-craft is still reflected in the way that Purdey guns and rifles are stocked today, insofar as the stocker is responsible for a good deal of the ironwork, too.

It is not until he has hung the triggers, fitted the safety, and made the fore-end snap work, that his time with the stock is complete.

The Original Stock

The Original Stock

The finished Stock

The finished Stock

We only use Circassian walnut,  where every blank is individually chosen for its straightness of grain, figure and colour. We’re proud to be able to offer you the finest choice possible.

Our stockers work to traditional Purdey gauges and shapes, delivering to the finisher a fully chequered and bored gun stock. This achieves the famous Purdey balance and weight.

Appointments

Our Gunroom team at Audley House in Mayfair would be delighted to meet you and discuss your requirements

The Purdey Brochure

The Purdey Brochure

Discover Purdey new range of clothing and accessories.

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