HENRY ATKIN (FROM PURDEY'S)
A 16-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 1277,
27 3/8in. replacement nitro barrels (circa 1956), the rib engraved 'NEW BARRELS BY WILLIAM POWELL & SON. BIRMINGHAM', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/4 choke, toplever gold-inlaid '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE detail, fine acanthus scroll engraving, the underside with 'HENRY ATKIN FROM PURDEY'S', brushed bright finish overall, 14 1/4in. figured stock including 3/8in. wooden extension, minor chips to fore-end wood, weight 5lb. 15oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1899 for a Percy Thellesson
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act