A new bolt-action rifle from London gunmaker James Purdey & Sons increases accuracy by integrating a titanium chassis running from the pistol grip to the forend to support a free-floating barrel. The new rifle is British-made and finished with traditional Purdey excellence. It is available in a wide range of chamberings and with a choice of sights.
At the heart of this new and highly innovative rifle is the Purdey Chassis System. The chassis is embedded into the walnut stock and is unseen when the rifle is assembled. The action is built directly into the titanium chassis rather than into the wood, resulting in an exceptionally stable bedding platform — one of the keys to an accurate rifle.
The System gives a level of stability that prevents point of impact movement as atmospheric conditions and moisture levels change. This major advance also allows Purdey to incorporate a free-floating barrel into the design for consistent barrel harmonics.
Historically, Best Quality London Rifles were all built around old Mauser actions using German barrels. The new Purdey Bolt-Action Rifle is an all-British product. The double square-bridge controlled-feed action and barrel are both precision engineered in the UK and the rifles are made in Purdey’s London workshop. Aesthetically, the rifle remains a very traditional product with London bluing to the action and barrel and traditional fine rose and scroll engraving. The rifle is delivered complete with swing-off mounts and scope rings and is threaded for a moderator with invisible thread protector. The action is fitted with an adjustable Timney trigger set at the factory at 2 1/2 pounds pull.
Chamberings include all standard and most wildcat chamberings. Purdey has more than 200 reamers available to meet the demands of the modern bolt-action rifle market.
The new rifle is available now, with prices starting from £25,000 + VAT. The lead time on the standard specification is approximately six months from order.
Written by SCI for Huntforever.org