In 2004, in response to a revival of interest in hammer guns, we decided to reintroduce our "bar in iron hammer ejector gun".
It is every bit as delightful to handle and shoot as it would have been in the nineteenth century heyday of the hammer gun.
It is of note that His Majesty King George V never gave up using his Purdey hammer guns, and we still have his electric hammer gun displayed in our Long Room at Audley House.
Greatest of shots
One of the most famous game shooters of all time, Lord de Grey, recorded an incredible 316,000 birds between 1867 and 1895, mostly triple gunning with his Purdey hammer guns.
His displays at Studley Royal attracted crowds of hushed spectators, such was the Marquis’s style. It even drew subdued applause, as when he had six birds dead in the air at the same time, one pheasant just shot, four falling, and another about to hit the ground.