J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 20282,
for 1913, 29 1/2in. replacement nitro barrels (by the makers), rib engraved '1' and 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl and 1/4 choke, self-opening action, toplever engraved '1', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, removable striker discs, cocking-indicators, fine bouquet and scroll engraving, brushed bright finish, 15 1/4in. figured stock (cracked at hand) including 1 3/4in. wooden extension, weight 6lb. 10oz., in its makers leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: April 1913
For: Sir Charles Welby
Description: A hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 11oz.
Barrels: 29 1/2in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Both 1/2 Choke
Stock: 14 1/2in.
Built to match No. 14232
Stock with Silver's recoil-pad
Out in black, 1912
Sir Charles Glynne Earle Welby, 5th Baronet, CB, DL (11 August 1865 – 19 March 1938) was a British civil servant who became a Conservative Party politician. He sat in the House of Commons from 1900 to 1906, and then had a long career in local government in Lincolnshire.
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