* J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR LIVE PIGEON GUN, serial no. 21119, with extra barrels,
for 1914, 30in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels (loose on action) with raised matted rib, the tubes engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON.','MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. full choke in both (traces of cleaned pitting);
28in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels (loose on action) with raised matted rib, the tubes engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON.','MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 3/4 and full choke, minor bulge right tube;
treble-grip action with hidden third bite, side-clips and removable striker discs, manual safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, articulated front trigger, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, no finish remaining, 14 3/4in. figured stock (likely historic replacement) with refreshed chequering, 3/4in. rubber recoil pad and with wood spacer, fore-end with refreshed chequering and bruising towards iron, weight 7lb. 6oz. (30in. barrels) and 7lb. 5oz. (28in. barrels), in its brass-cornered oak and leather case, with provision for both sets of barrels
Provenance: The Makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
For: E. Bernhard & Co. (possibly never collected), resold to F. Mayor & Fils, Montreux
Description: A hammerless ejector pigeon gun
Weight: 7lb. 4oz.
Calibre: 12-bore (2 3/4in. case)
Barrels: 28in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Both Full Choke
Stock: 14 1/4in.
Action with third grip
Stock with Silver's recoil-pad
9th June 1925: A new pair of 30in. (2 3/4in. case) full choke barrels were fitted, and the stock extended to 14 9/16in., on behalf of Faid Sabit Bey
August 1932: Gun now property of H.E. Hussein Sabry Pasha
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act