Gavin Gardiner Fine Modern & Vintage Sporting Guns Auction Results

Fine Modern & Vintage Sporting Guns Auction at Sotheby’’s, New Bond Street, London April 14, 2010

Commenting after the sale, Auctioneer and Expert-in-Charge, Gavin Gardiner, said: “I was delighted with the result of our sale, in the heart of London’s West End. The strength of private bidding is especially pleasing as buyers turn to investing in classic sporting guns in the uncertain economic climate. The highest price of the day, lot 226, attracted worldwide interest because of their quality and exceptional condition. I look forward to my next sale, at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland on August 23.”


0226 £20,400 £12,000/18,000 UK Trade
Churchill: A fine pair of 12-bore ‘Imperial’ model sidelock ejector guns.

0223 £14,400 £12,000/18,000 UK Private
Henry Atkin: A pair of 12-bore self-opening sidelock ejector guns, built for Lord Ivor Churchill

0238 £12,240 £7,000/9,000 UK Private
Stephen Grant & Sons: A 12-bore self-opening ‘Twelve Twenty’ sidelock ejector gun

0224 £12,000 £10,000/15,000 UK Private
J Purdey & Sons: A pair of 12-bore sidelock non-ejector guns

0222 £9,360 £8,000/10,000 European Trade
John Dickson & Son: A pair of 12-bore round-action ejector guns

0287 £8,400 £5,000/7,000 European Private
Purdey: A 12-bore bar-in-wood thumb lever hammer gun

0227 £8,400 £7,000/9,000 European Trade
E J Churchill: A pair of 12-bore ‘The Field’ model sidelock ejector guns

0065 £6,000 £5,000/8,000 UK Private
William Evans: A fine 9.3X74R boxlock ejector rifle

0248 £5,280 £4,000/6,000 UK Private
AYA: A 12-bore single trigger No.1 model round-body self-opening sidelock ejector gun

0231 £4,800 £4,000/6,000 UK Private
E J Churchill; A matched pair of 12-bore ‘Imperial’ model sidelock ejector guns

GRAND TOTAL: £294,514
% Sold by lot: 70%

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