J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 16229,
for 1898, 26in. replacement nitro barrels, the rib engraved 'NEW BARRELS BY I.M. CRUDGINGTON. 7, GREEN STREET, BATH.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, fine carved leaf fences, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/4in. well-figured stock including 5/8in. rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 11oz., in its brass-cornered oak and leather case with some accessories
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 6th September 1898
For: B. van Voorhis
Description: A hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 11oz.
Barrels: 30in. Krupp Steel
Choke: Plain & Modified
Stock: 14 1/8in.
Taken back by us and resold to Mr. Campbell, who was Killed in Action, 1914
Other Notes: The original Krupp steel barrels may be made available to the purchaser of this lot, for sleeving purposes only, cut as per proof house regulations
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act