J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE DOUBLE-TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 27055 / 6, with a spare set of barrels,
26in. nitro chopperlump barrels with short sight ribs gold-inlaid '1' and '2' and ramped bead fore-sights, side-ribs, the over barrels engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, the extra pair of 26in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels with short sight rib gold-inlaid '1' and ramped bead fore-sight, side-ribs, the over barrel engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', 2 3/4in. chambers, Teague multichokes (with spares), carved fences, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, cocking-indicators, engraved with acanthus scrollwork and floral bouquets, the undersides with 'J. PURDEY & SONS. LONDON. ENGLAND.', retaining traces of original colour-hardening and finish, 15in. figured replacement pistolgrip stocks, weight 7lb. 6oz., in their brass-cornered leather case with accessories and canvas and leather outer, together with their original straight hand stocks
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this pair was completed in July 1964 for a Felix Fenston
research would indicate Felix Fenston to be Felix Donovan Fenston (1915 - 1970), a property developer who served in the Intelligence Corps during the Second World War
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act