J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 10202,
30in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', and '2' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and imp. cyl. choke, right wall thickness at 18, carved percussion fences, rebounding back-action island locks with dolphin hammers, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/4in. well-figured stock, weight 6lb. 12oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:
For: Joshua W. Pease, for A.E. Pease
Description: No. 2 of a pair of backlock hammer guns
Weight: 6lb. 15oz.
Choke: Both Choke
Stock: 14 1/4 1/64in.
Stocked by Beesley
Sir Alfred Edward Pease, (b1857) wrote many books on hunting and horse breeding and was a well-known big game hunter in the late 19th century. Resided at Pinchinthorpe House, Guisborough.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act