BOSS & CO.
A PAIR OF 12-BORE EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 6521 / 2,
for 1918, 28in. replacement nitro chopperlump barrels, the ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.' and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, (Purdey loop numbers 71701/2 and 71711 / 12), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, No.1 right wall at 18, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators (No.1 right tumbler missing inlay), rolled-edge triggerguards, action bars with vice marks, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the lockplates each with a single bouquet, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 15 3/8in. well-figured replacement stocks, No.1 fore-end missing finial, weight 6lb. 8oz. (No.1) and 6lb. 7oz. (No.2), in a lightweight leather motor case with canvas and leather outer
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this pair of guns were ordered on 5th December, 1918, by Capt. The Earl of Airlie.
Colonel David Lyulph Gore Wolseley Ogilvy, 12th and 7th Earl of Airlie KT, GCVO, MC (18 July 1893 – 28 December 1968) was a Scottish peer, soldier, and courtier.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act