J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 19891,
30in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', the breech end with a No.2 engraved over to form a crowned pineapple finial design, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and imp. cyl. choke, bore dimensions marginal, fences carved in high relief with a grape and vine leaf design, toplever with No.2 engraved over to form a floral design, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, removable striker discs, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining traces of original colour-hardening and much renewed finish, 14 3/4in. figured (likely historic replacement) stock including 3/4in. rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 13oz., in a lightweight leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:
Completed: December 1910
For: E.J. Metcalfe
Description: A hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 7lb. 1/4oz.
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Tight Cyl. & Mod
Stock: 15 3/16in.
Built to match 19214
Silvers heel-plate covered in hog skin
13th November 1916: Bend adjusted
25th October 1917: Bend adjusted
October 1962: Purchased by us from Lt. Col. W. Lewichi
Subsequently sold to a client, who had the left barrel opened to shoot light modified
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
Other Notes: For a short biography of Mr Manuel Lopo de Carvalho please click HERE
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act