J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 14338,
for 1892, 30in. nitro reproved Whitworth-steel chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, wall thicknesses at 19 and 20-, minor pits and dents, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, the triggerguard tang later gold-inlaid with the serial number, 15in. figured replacement stock including 7/8in. rubber recoil pad, minor cracks to fore-end wood, weight 6lb. 11oz., in a brass-cornered leather hammergun case
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 10th October 1892
For: J.H. Monk
Description: A hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 10oz.
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Both Plain
Stock: 14 3/4 1/32in.
Action with intercepting safeties
Built to match No. 13676
28th April 1953: Noted as belonging to H.R. Oakley
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act