A PAIR OF 12-BORE SPRING-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 2349 / 50,
for 1920, 28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, ribs gold-inlaid '1' and '2' and engraved 'HENRY ATKIN LTD (FROM PURDEY'S). 88 JERMYN ST. LONDON. S.W.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, No.2 barrels wall thicknesses at 18 and 19, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, removable striker discs, spring opening actions based on the Beesley / Purdey 1880 patent with 1909 model improved ejectors, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the undersides with 'HENRY ATKIN FROM PURDEY'S' in an oval, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, weight 6lb. 9oz. (No.1) and 6lb. 8oz. (No.2), in their brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the guns were completed on the 8th July 1920 for a Major S.R. Wybrants as a pair of '12-bore top bar ejectors and Purdey actions'
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act