J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 20-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 26526 / 7,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels with raised matt ribs, tubes engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/2 and 3/4 choke (No.1) and 3/4 choke both (No.2), removable striker discs, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the undersides with 'J. PURDEY & SONS LONDON ENGLAND' in oval cartouches, retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 14 3/8in. figured stocks including 3/4in. rubber recoil pads, weight 6lb. 5oz., in a lightweight leather motor case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed in June 1955 for Armeria S.C.A.M. as a pair of 20-bore, 2 3/4in. chamber hammerless ejector game guns with matted narrow ribs
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act