J. PURDEY & SONS
A MATCHED PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 21518 / 21575, with spare barrels,
30in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, ribs engraved '1' and '2' and 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL.', No.2 bore measurements marginal and right wall at 19, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke;
extra 26in. nitro barrels by another in 1984 (No.1) and 1991 (No.2), ribs engraved '1' and '2', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke (No.1) and imp. cyl. and 1/2 choke (No.2);
self-opening actions with removable striker discs, toplevers engraved '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, cocking-indicators, best bouquet and scroll engraving, brushed bright finish, 14 5/8in. figured stocks (No.2 a replacement), weight 6lb. 11oz. (original barrels) and 6lb. 13oz. (extra barrels), in their brass-cornered oak and leather case, extra barrels uncased
Provenance: For detailed provenance of Joe Wheater, Esq., the vendor, please see 'In The Gunroom'.
We are kindly informed by the makers that this pair of shotguns were supplied to H. Walker, Esq. in 1919.