News is two of the last ever shotguns developed by 200-year-old London luxury goods firm Asprey generated a sales of over $120,000 at Christie’s. The extraordinarily delicate firearms exhibited at the Christie’s Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles sale marked the end of a custom of faultlessly accomplished gun craft.
Asprey engaged in supplying aristocracy and longtime holder of Royal Warrants shut down its gunrooms in 1996 for good, soon after the company was acquired by Prince Jefri of Brunei. After holding this you can stand next to Prince Charles and George Bush as both take pride in owning one.
Other impresseive shortguns anticipated to go under hammer include a pair of 12-bore double-barreled shotguns from 1976 and a 1969 .375 magnum double-barreled rifle made by Holland & Holland for $118,000 and $94,000 respectively. Also, attracting eyeballs would be a double-barreled 1906 sporting rifle by Purdey, for $31,000; and a modern 12-bore Beretta shotgun, $16,000, all with gorgeous design and woodwork.