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Founded 1814 in United Kingdom
Based in London

In 1814 James Purdey established his gun and rifle making business at premises in Prince's street.
Within ten years he was being spoken of as the finest gunmaker in London and the name and heritage lives on into our days.
Over the years the company Purdey & Sons has come to produce not only guns but all kinds of clothing and accessories for the modern huntsman.
The reason why we mention them in our A-Z guide is of course that they also carry a range of high quality footwear, from hunting and riding boots to Goodyear welted country shoes and chukkas for everyday use.


London, United Kingdom



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Goodyear welted

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