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J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 18640 / 1,
for 1906, 29in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, the ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', and '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 3/4 choke, minor dents and repairs, toplevers engraved '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, removable striker discs, arrow cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining traces of colour-hardening and renewed finish, 14in. figured stocks (minor setting crack to rear of right lockplate No.1), weight 6lb. 9oz., in their brass-cornered oak and leather case with some accessories and a canvas and leather outer cover

Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:

No. 18640/1
Completed: 27th August 1906
For: Anthony de Rothschild
Description: A pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 9 1/2oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 29in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Cyl. & Mod.
Stock: 14 1/8in.
Notes:
November 1937: Sold to D de C Smiley




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Estimate £14,000-16,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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