J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE ROUNDED BAR SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 20552 / 3,
29in. Whitworth-steel nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID-PRESSED STEEL', the breech ends engraved '1' and '2', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 3/4 choke, No.1 left wall at 19, some internal lapping marks, rounded bar actions with removable striker discs, toplevers engraved '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, cocking-indicators, best bouquet and scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/4in. figured stocks (likely historic replacements, No.2 with light damage to right underhorn) cast off towards central vision, weight 6lb. 11oz., in their brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this pair was completed for 'Mountain' on 26th August 1916
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