J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 23587 / 8,
29in. 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. 3/4 choke in all, No.1 right wall at 18, treble-grip actions with hidden third bites, removable striker discs, toplevers engraved '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, cocking-indicators, articulated front triggers, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining traces of colour-hardening and renewed finish, 15in. ink-enhanced replacement stocks with matching fore-ends, weight 6lb. 7oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: July 1928
For: Baron Ullman
Description: A pair of lightweight hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 3oz.
Barrels: 29in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Both barrels Modified
Stock: 14 1/2in.
Action with concealed third bite
Gold oval engraved with a seven-pointed Baron's crown and UG
Triggers slightly roughed
Leather-covered Silver's pad
July 1933: No. 1 restocked to match No. 2
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act