J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE BAR-IN-WOOD TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 11619,
circa 1883, 30in. nitro reproved barrels (right wall at 18), the rib engraved with the makers details (worn almost illegible), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 choke in both, bar-in-wood, treble-grip action with hidden third bite, rebounding locks with carved percussion fences, fine bouquet and scroll engraving, brushed finish, 14 3/4in. figured stock including 3/8in. wooden extension, weight 6lb. 9oz., in its makers relined brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 11th August 1883
For: George Drummond
Description: A toplever sidelock bar-in-wood hammer gun
Weight: 6lb. 10 1/2oz.
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Plain & "Very Slight Choke"
Stock: 14 1/2 1/32in.
Action with third bite
Mr. Drummond noted as deceased, 1917
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act