The New Bolt-Action Rifle
Hammer Ejector Guns
PURDEY GUNS FOR SALE
For customers who would prefer not to wait the 18-24 months it takes to have a bespoke gun built, we hold a limited number of finished guns in our Gun Room at Audley House. Alternatively we now offer a selection of second-hand Purdey and Woodward shotguns to buy.
New Guns & Rifles
PRE-OWNED GUNS & RIFLES
Building a bespoke purdey
The making of a Purdey gun begins with the barrels. Our barrel tubes are made to very precise measurements; initially, they’re machined to within four thousandths of an inch.
Our barrel-makers then hand file the tubes, making sure that each barrel is perfectly round and concentric.
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.
The art of engraving guns developed alongside the gentleman’s sport of game shooting. Not only does it help turn the shotgun from a cold metal object into a thing of beauty; it traditionally served a practical purpose, with discreet engraving softening the face of the metal, lessening reflection which might otherwise turn game.