Recently in the heart of London’s Mayfair, James Purdey & Sons celebrated the founding of the business in 1814 with London’s finest gunmakers and shooting industry partners.

With a celebration of the prestigious brand’s Bicentenary as well as the full gunmaking trade, the evening demonstrated the commitment to British craftsmanship over the last 200 years, and marked the turn of the third century of Purdey’s heritage and future.

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The celebration saw the likes of Richard Purdey, Nigel Beaumont, representatives from Holland & Holland, William & Son, William Evans and Elderkin Gunmakers as well as key industry partners such as the Royal Warrant Holder’s Association, BASC, West London Shooting School, Walpole British Luxury and The Worshipful Company of Gunmakers.

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Richard Purdey said: “While we look back with pride on 200 years of gunmaking, I hope our future developments and commitment to craftsmanship will play a key role in reinforcing London’s long established reputation of gunmaking excellence.”

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The guests enjoyed a selection of game canapés such as roast pigeon and braised pheasant with a whiskey infused hammer-ejector cocktail and Laurent Perrier champagne.

James Purdey & Sons Ltd  (Audley House, 57 – 58 South Audley Street, London, W1K 2ED)