J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 18717,
for 1906, 27in. sleeved nitro barrels, rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, self-opening action, toplever engraved '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, articulated front trigger, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving surrounding floral bouquets, brushed finish, 14 3/4in. figured replacement stock, weight 6lb. 7oz., in its brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 4th August 1906
For: Captain Leschallis
Description: No. 2 of a pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 10oz.
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Cylinder & Modified
Stock: 14 5/8in.
October 1959: Property of Captain M.R. Wingfield
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act