J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 13489,
29in. nitro chopperlump barrels, rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL' and '1', (very rubbed), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/2 choke, self-opening action with removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 15in. replacement stock (by the makers in 1975), slight cast on, small chip to fore-end wood, weight 6lb. 11oz., in a leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1890 for a "Croft"
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