J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 15458,
30in. nitro reproved Whitworth-steel chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', and numbered '2', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, self-opening action with carved leaf fences, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, best fine bouquet and scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, repair to triggerguard, 14 1/2in. figured stock, fore-end wood minor crack towards knuckle and with insert repair to right edge, weight 6lb. 13oz., in a brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in April 1896 with 30in. barrels, to match gun no. 13914 for 'G.W. Agnew, Esq.'
Please click HERE to view Terms & Conditions.
S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act