J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 22793,
29in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, rib engraved '2' and 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/2 choke, toplever engraved '2', removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining traces of colour-hardening, 16 1/8in. very highly-figured replacement stock with matching fore-end wood, weight 6lb. 14oz., in its brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1925 for a Capt. Wight, with 29in. barrels.
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