Gavin Gardiner Limited was established in 2006 to take over the running of Sotheby’s London based auctions of Fine Modern and Vintage Sporting Guns.

Already a leader in this competitive and diverse sector, Gavin Gardiner’s involvement with the London Gun trade and the International Sporting Gun Auctions can be traced back twenty five years.

Having had a hand in the sale of some of the most exciting sporting guns to come to the market in the last twenty years, his career highlights have been numerous and include: guns built for Royalty (Edward VIII and Lord Mountbatten), and guns built for the most famous sportsmen of the day (Lord Ripon, Prince Victor Duleep Singh and Harry Stonor to name but three), Important Statesmen and Prime Ministers (Winston Churchill, and Lord Douglas Home).

Pair of Purdeys built for Edward VIII

J.Purdey & Sons.  A Fine Pair of 16 Bore Self-Opening Sidelock Ejector Guns, built for Edward VIII as Prince of Wales. 

Sold at Gleneagles for £131,000.



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Tuesday, September 11th, 2012