J. PURDEY & SONS
A .577 (2 3/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 12343,
28in. black powder only barrels, raised partially file-cut rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON.', open sights with folding leaf sight, marked 100 and 150 and with white metal sight lines, bead fore-sight, spring-return rotary-underlever, carved percussion fences and side-clips, non-rebounding back-action island locks with bolted dolphin hammers (right bolt thumb tab broken off), fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, sling swivels, steel pistolgrip-cap and buttplate, the buttplate partially chequered and engraved at the heel 'CHARGE 6DRMS NO.6 POWDER', weight 10lb. 9oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:
Completed: 31st December 1886
For: Lieutenant W.J. Nickalls, 17th Lancers
Description: A double-barrelled hammer rifle
Weight: 10lb. 10oz.
Calibre: .577 (2 3/4in. B.P.E.)
Stock: 14 1/2in.
Lever over guard
Action with third bite and clip sides
Non-rebounding locks, bolted in front
Pistolgrip stock with cheek-piece and chequered iron heel plate
Apted's safety on triggers & scears
Regulated for 6 Drams No. 6, hollow or solid ringed bullets, and 2 3/4in. straight solid drawn case
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament