J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 17684,
28in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, rib engraved ''J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL' (refreshed), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, Boss & Co. 1905 improved patent single trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14in. well-figured stock (minor cracks at hand), weight 6lb. 6oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:
Completed: 17th November 1902
For: J. Bradley Firth
Description: No. 1 of a pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 12oz.
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: both Tight Cyl
Stock: 14 5/8 1/32in.
The guns were made using full choke barrels from Firth's previous guns
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act