J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE (2IN.) SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 25655,
28in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL.', the left tube engraved 'ENGLAND', the short rib gold-inlaid '2" CASE', 2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/2 choke, right wall at 18, self-opening action with removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll and floral bouquet engraving, retaining much original black finish, 14 1/2in. stock with sling eye, weight 5lb. 8oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in October 1945 for Baron Petitt, with 28in. barrels, 2in. chambers, 14 1/2in. stock and with 'black finish'
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