J. PURDEY & SONS
A FINE LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 25504,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the underside with an oval cartouche engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. LONDON. ENGLAND.', retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 14 1/2in. figured stock, weight 6lb. 1oz., in its lightweight canvas motor case with some accessories and its Purdey booklet
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in March 1938 for an Erik B. Wijk Esq.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act