Pair of Henry Atkin Shotguns

Posted on 10th April 2018

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We are pleased to offer for sale this pair of Henry Atkin spring opening sidelock ejector guns.

Barrels

Both guns have 28″ barrels and 2 1/2″ chambers. The ribs are engraved Henry Atkin (from Purdey’s) 41 Jermyn St. London S.W.

No.1 3/4 and full choke. No.2 imp cyl and 1/2 choke.

No. 1. Right .730″ left .730″ Wall .025+ right .030″ left. No.1 had new barrels in 1973.

No.2 Right .732″ left .732 Wal .024″ right .023″ No.2 has the original barrels.

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Actions / Engraving

The guns have been built on self opening actions, which are inlayed 1 and 2 in gold. They have been engraved with best fine floral bouquet and acanthus scroll engraving.

Stocks

Both the stocks are 14 5/8 to a chequered end finished with gold ovals.

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29 3The gun is presented, complete, in a new best leather motor case with canvas outer, makers label and accessories.

History

This pair of guns we originally built in 1909. The original entry in the Atkin Leger states: top bar ejector, 1909 model with 28″ Whitworth barrels. Made for H.K Warrened. Completed on 26th August 1909.

Coming from a family of gunmakers, the maker of this pair of guns Henry Atkin, had followed in his fathers footsteps. His father worked for James Purdey in 1848 and Henry Atkin also worked for James Purdey as his father’s apprentice. Henry Atkin began building guns under his own name in 1875, using the name ‘Henry Atkin’ (from Purdey’s). Henry Atkin inherited the use of the “Beesley” self-opening action from Purdey. This action was improved upon by Atkin with the inclusion of a better ejection system and became known as the 1909 model, which is the model that this pair of guns is built upon.

The guns have been through our on-site workshop where they have had a best oil finish and the barrels have been blacked.

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For Sale

We are pleased to have this pair of guns available to view in our Hertfordshire retail shop, based in the grounds of Hatfield House. The pair are offered for sale at £25,000. For more information please contact us on 01707 709372 or email info@carlrussellandco.com

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