J. PURDEY & SONS
AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF FLORAL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 16294 / 5,
28in. replacement nitro chopperlump barrels (by the makers in 1964), ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, removable striker discs, arrow cocking-indicators, the actions, lockplates and furniture with Purdey 'C Grade Rifle flower engraving', the undersides with 'PURDEY'S PATENT' in oval cartouches, retaining traces of renewed colour-hardening and finish, 14 3/4in. well-figured replacement stocks (by the makers) with matching fore-end woods, weight 6lb. 7oz., in a leather motor case
Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:
Completed: July 1899
For: Lord Herbert Scott
Description: A pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 11oz.
Barrels: 30in. Krupp Steel
Choke: Plain & Mod
Stock: 14 3/4 1/16in.
Gold numbers in ribs and levers
"Flower engraving like C Quality rifle"
Gold horse shoes let in butts in place of ovals
Out in black, 1898
16th September 1899, shortened by 3/16in.
14th July 1947: Property of Col. Andrew Scott, bend and cast-off increased
1964: Resold by Purdey. New barrels fitted, choked Imp. Cyl & 1/2, and restocked (dimensions not recorded)
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
Other Notes: For a short biography of Mr Manuel Lopo de Carvalho please click HERE
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act