J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 21583 / 4,
30in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, the 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. true cyl. in all, some minor dents, self-opening actions with removable striker discs, toplevers engraved '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the undersides with ovals engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS LONDON', retaining traces of renewed colour-hardening and finish,15in. well-figured stocks including 3/4in. recoil pads, weight 6lb. 14oz., in their brass-cornered oak and leather case
Provenance: The Makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 25th July 1919
For: W. Hirst
Description: A pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 11oz.
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Tight Cyl & Mod
Stock: 14 9/16in.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act