J. PURDEY & SONS
A 20-BORE SELF-OPENING ROTARY-UNDERLEVER SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR, serial no. 13880,
26in. sleeved nitro reproved barrels (sleeved to 20-bore smoothbore from a .450 black powder express rifle) with raised file cut rib, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, spring return rotary-underlever, the fences exquisitely carved in relief with stylised scrolling acanthus on a finely matted background, automatic bolted safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' and 'BOLTED' details, arrow cocking-indicators, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 15in. well-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap and steel buttplate, weight 6lb. 13oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:
Completed: 15th August 1891
For: H.R. Maguire
Description: A hammerless non-ejector double rifle
Weight: 9lb. 1oz.
Calibre: .450 (3 1/4in.) B.P.E.
Barrels: 28in. Whitworth Steel
Stock: 14 7/8in.
Lever over guard
Action with third bite and clip sides
Stock with pistolgrip and cheek-piece
Apted's safety on scears and triggers
Regulated for 4 Drams No. 6, Eley papered small hollow bullets, 3 1/4in. solid drawn .450 case
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act