J. PURDEY & SONS
A LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE ROUNDED-BAR SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 21344,
for 1918, 28in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL' (rubbed), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, bore dimensions marginal, some pits and dents, rounded bar action with removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 13 3/4in. figured stock including 1 1/4in. rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 4oz., in its brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 26th April 1918
For: Miss. J.G. Mackie (later Mrs. Campbell)
Description: A lightweight hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 2 1/2in.
Barrels: 28in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Tight Cylinder & Modified
Stock: 14 1/2in.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act