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Sale A1219 Lot 1300

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J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 22943 / 4,
29in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', and '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/2 choke, toplevers engraved '1' and '2', removable striker discs, automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining traces of colour-hardening and some renewed finish, 14 1/2in. figured stocks including 1/2in. wooden extensions, each stock inset with two gold oval escutcheons, the upper engraved 'O.M.B. 26.8.26' and the lower engraved 'K.M.', weight 6lb. 8oz., in their brass-cornered oak and leather case with some accessories, the case lid outer marked 'OTHO M. BULLIVANT 3RD THE KING'S OWN HUSSARS. CAVALRY CLUB.'

Provenance: The Makers have kindly provided us with the following information:

No. 22943/4
Completed: 30th November 1915
For: O.M. Bullivant
Description: A pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 8oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 29in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Tight Cyl & Mod
Stock: 14 3/16in.
Notes:
July 1974: Shortened to 13 7/8in.


The inscription on the escutcheons and the case lid will refer to Otho Munton Bullivant of the 3rd King's Own Hussars gazetted to be Second Lieutenant on the 9th February 1927, but given seniority from the General List TA from the 26th August 1926, the date of his 21st birthday.

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Estimate £12,000-16,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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