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ONE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST!

Postby DuncaninFrance » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:46 pm

I moderate on another forum where we have a daily ID comp. Thursdays is my post day and this is today's 'Mystery'

Thought you might like to see it.............................I WANT ONE - NOW
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Re: ONE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST!

Postby blackisler » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:17 pm

I want one too :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
is that the silver pigeon?????
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Re: ONE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST!

Postby PeterN2 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:12 pm

The damascas Purdey. You can have one made for £100,000 if you want one.
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Re: ONE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST!

Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:54 am

PURDEY UNVEILS ITS DAMASCUS GUN
In time to make its first public appearance at the 2010 CLA Game Fair, London gun and rifle maker James Purdey & Sons has unveiled its latest innovation in bespoke gunmaking, a 20-bore over and under, which, apart from the stock, is made almost entirely from a special Damascus Steel.

Modelled on the Woodward/Purdey over and under game gun, a classic design steadily developed over the past 100 years, Purdey believes its new Damascus gun is a world first in using this steel for all external and many internal components. These include barrels, action body, lock plates, trigger mechanism and guard. The project has taken over three years of intensive research design and manufacture, and the new gun will be priced at just over £100,000.

Unlike other Purdey guns the Damascus gun carries no engraving apart from its makers name in gold on the lock plates and barrels, highlighting the Damascus patterning, unique to each gun.

Purdey’s Damascus Gun project was made possible by the advent of an ultra high tech ‘Powder Metallurgy Method’ of steelmaking developed by steel maker Damasteel AB, of Söderfors, Sweden, who were able to supply a Damascus steel of a purity and strength suitable for use in the precision manufacturing processes involved in bespoke gunmaking.

Nigel Beaumont, Chairman of James Purdey and Sons, said: ‘Our whole gunmaking team have really enjoyed working on this project to design and build the world’s first all Damascus gun. The finished product shows off the beauty of its special steel to great effect and weighing in at 6lbs 12ozs it shoots exceptionally well. Given the Damascus Gun’s unique provenance we are confident it will become a highly prized collector’s item.’
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Re: ONE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST!

Postby Woftam » Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:12 pm

£100,000

Seriously :?:
It's nice, yes, but if (a bloody big if) I had a spare £100,000 it wouldn't be going on one gun.
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Postby PeterN2 » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:50 pm

I was wrong on the price. It is £104,575.00. I have a lottery ticket to check. That might just cover it if I have the right numbers.

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Postby Niner » Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:34 pm

In US dollars I think that's about $161,000. If I had that kind of money to spend for a toy I think I'd rather have this.

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Re: ONE FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS WISH LIST!

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:08 am

Ah, but the Purdy is MUCH cheaper to run Robert :cool: :cool: :GBR:
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Postby Niner Delta » Sat Dec 25, 2010 12:20 pm

But it doesn't go as FAST.................
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Postby Niner » Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:23 pm

And I bet you could get more attention from women with the car too. Not that at my age and 40 years married status that it would matter. But I'm not dead yet either and I could at least pretend the admiring glances were for me.

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