J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR, serial no. 11689,
30in. nitro reproved barrels, rib inscription re-engraved, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, self-opening action with removable striker discs, carved leaf fences, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, best bouquet and scroll engraving, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/2in. well-figured stock (cracked and repaired at underhorns), weight 6lb. 12oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in October 1883 for a Mr A. Cole