A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 2208 / 9,
28in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, ribs engraved 'HENRY ATKIN (FROM PURDEY'S). 41 JERMYN ST. LONDON. S.W.', and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, walls circa 20, self-opening actions with removable striker discs, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, best fine floral bouquet and acanthus scroll engraving, the undersides engraved 'HENRY ATKIN FROM PURDEY'S', retaining traces of colour-hardening, 14 7/8in. highly-figured stocks, weight 6lb. 5oz., in a brass-cornered oak and leather case with canvas and leather outer
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed circa 1913 as 'Best 12-bore top bar ejectors' for a Major I.H. Campbell
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