J. WOODWARD & SONS
A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 5449,
29in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'JAMES WOODWARD & SON. 64 ST. JAMES'S STREET. LONDON. S.W.' and 'MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL.', the breech end gold-inlaid '2', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, treble-grip action with hidden third bite, removable striker discs, arcaded fences, toplever gold-inlaid '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, protruding tumbler pivots with gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, fine acanthus scroll engraving, bright and blued finish overall, 14 5/8in. figured stock, weight 6lb. 12oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1901 for a J.G. Fordham
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