James Purdey gun oil @ The Sporting Lodge on-line
The Sporting Lodge
James Purdey gun oil is now available at The Sporting Lodge.James Purdey Gun Oil is ideal for all firearms
Purdey gun oil contains VP90 corrosion inhibitor. It performs in all temperatures, removes finger marks and is non-gumming. Purdey gun oil displaces moisture and maintains your shotgun. Purdey gun oil and gun care products are available at The Sporting Lodge www.thesportinglodge.co.uk on-line.
Purdey was established in London in 1814, the year before the battle of
Waterloo. The founder, James Purdey, had previously worked as head
stocker for Joseph Manton, the foremost gunmaker of his time. Purdey
set up his gun making business in Princes Street and soon moved to
Manton's former premises in Oxford Street in 1826. As early as 1838,
Queen Victoria is recorded as having bought a pair of Purdey pistols.
Purdey the Younger took over the running of the company from his father
in 1858. Over his lifetime there was rapid change and development in
the design of guns and rifles, essentially moving from muzzle loading
flintlocks in the 1820's to breech loading hammerless ejectors by the
1880's. James the Younger was always at the forefront of advances in
the design and building of his guns and rifles, and took out several
patents for technical innovations over the years, many of which were
adopted by other gunmakers.