J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 13745,
circa 1891, 29 7/8in. nitro reproved Whitworth-steel chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL.' and '2', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, carved leaf fences, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/2in. well-figured stock including 3/8in. ebonite buttplate, weight 6lb. 12oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 27th February 1891
For: H.A. Greaves
Description: A hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 12oz.
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Plain & Modified
Stock: 14 1/2in.
Built to match No. 13,404
September 1937: Permanently lengthened to 15 7/8 1/16in. on behalf of R. J. Blackhouse
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act