J. PURDEY & SONS
A LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 23921,
for 1929, 27in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL.' and gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/2 choke, toplever gold-inlaid '1', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, removable striker discs, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, brushed bright finish, 15in. stock, weight 6lb.
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: August 1929
For: Manton & Co., Calcutta
Description: A lightweight hammerless ejector game gun
Barrels: 27in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Tight Cylinder & Modified
Stock: 15 3/4in.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act