WILLIAM EVANS (FROM PURDEY'S)
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 2382 / 3,
for 1891, 28in. nitro replacement barrels, No.1 (circa 1925-1934) rib engraved 'WILLIAM EVANS. 63. PALL MALL. LONDON. S.W.1.', and gold-inlaid '1' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/2 choke, wall thicknesses circa 19, No.2 (in 1956) rib engraved 'WILLIAM EVANS LTD. 67A ST. JAMES'S STREET. LONDON.', and gold-inlaid '2' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, treble-grip actions, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, carved leaf fences, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, the lockplates with 'WILLIAM EVANS FROM PURDEY'S. LONDON', retaining very slight traces of colour-hardening and with renewed finish, 14 3/8in. figured stock (missing escutcheon) No.1 and 14 1/4in. stock including 1/2in. wooden extension, figuring inked in No.2, weight 6lb. 6oz. (No.1) and 6lb. 10oz. (No.2), in a brass-cornered oak and leather case
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act