Senior Editor, Michael Altizer, presented the prestigious award to Purdey Chairman Nigel Beaumont at the Safari Club International convention in Las Vegas.

First made more than 130 years ago, Purdey?s hammerless ejector is still produced today using exactly the same skills and techniques as in 1880.

This classic light game gun features the unique and highly effective Purdey ?self-opening action?, designed by former Purdey action filer Frederick Beesley, whose patent was bought by James Purdey the Younger the same year.

Purdey Chairman, Nigel Beaumont, said: ?Receiving such an exceptional award is a great honour for everyone at Purdey, in particularly for all the craftsmen who work tirelessly to ensure the ongoing outstanding quality and originality in all Purdey guns.?