A 12-BORE 1863 PATENT (SECOND PATTERN) PUSH-FORWARD THUMBHOLE UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 8527,
for 1871, 28in. nitro reproved damascus barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY, 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true and imp. cyl., action incorporating J. Purdey 1863 second pattern thumbhole underlever and Purdey double bite, patent no. 1104 of 2nd May 1863, carved percussion fences, rebounding 'island' locks with dolphin hammers, best fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, brushed finish, 14in. figured stock including 3/4in. rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 12oz., in its makers leather case with plaque engraved 'F. TURVILLE. BOSWORTH HALL. NEAR RUGBY'
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
For: F. Turville
Description: A snap-action underlever backlock hammer gun
Weight: 6lb. 12oz.
Barrels: 30in. Damascus
Choke: Both Cylinder
Stock: 14 3/8in.
Stocked by John Robertson
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act