Loyal Readers may remember that a couple-three months ago I talked about fine shotguns, and my takeaway was that even if the Lottery Gods were to smile upon my choice of numbers, I’d be unlikely to buy a matched pair of Purdeys.
So what makes one of Purdey’s bespoke guns so exclusive, and yes, so expensive?
This evening, gather about ye a quart or so of your favorite beverage (Scotch, gin, coffee etc.) and spend the following hour and a half walking through the Purdey process — all of it — to see everything that goes into making one of these:
All that said: even with all the money in the world (so to speak), I don’t know if I’d ever buy myself a Purdey (let alone a matched pair) — but I would seriously consider buying one, or a pair, for the Son&Heir under those circumstances. (He’s a better shot than I am, and he’d have longer to enjoy shooting it than I would. Plus, it’s a good investment.)
And one final warning: do not go and browse around Steve Barnett’s website; it is a Very Bad Place, and will cause you to think Unworthy Thoughts.