J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 25185,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 3/4 choke, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 7/8in. figured stock including 1in. rubber recoil pad, weight 6lb. 9oz., in its brass-cornered oak and leather case with some accessories and its original 'Purdey Guns' booklet, dated 1929 and with charge and shot details hand penned
Provenance: The Makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: March 1937
For: J.L. Ramsden
Description: A lightweight hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 6oz.
Choke: Tight Cylinder & Modified
Stock: 15 3/4in.
Out in black, 1936
Gold oval engraved J.L.R.
February 1943: reported stolen from Purdey
1949: Gun recovered
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act