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J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 14141 / 2,
28in. replacement nitro chopperlump barrels (by the makers), the ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND', and '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 choke in all, occasional minor dent No.1, toplevers engraved '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, removable striker discs, arrow cocking-indicators, conversion to Boss patent single triggers with rolled-edge triggerguards and the triggerplates engraved BOSS'S PATENT NO. 22894', (No.2 requires attention), fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining traces of renewed colour-hardening and finish, 14 3/4in. replacement stocks with matching fore-end woods, weight 6lb. 6oz., in a brass-cornered oak and leather case

Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:

No. 14141/2
Completed: 7th January 1892
For: Warren de la Rue
Description: No. 1 & 2 of a trio of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 10 1/2oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Plain & Very Modified
Stock: 14 1/16in.
Notes:
Intercepting safeties
"Movable iron heel plates"
De la Rue noted as deceased, 16 April 1921
14141/2 noted as in separate hands to the trio gun in 1951
The pair were repurchased from Major D. Harrington-Allen, c.1961, and sold to Monsieur Louis D'Harvent (Count de Diesbach). New 28in. barrels fitted, No. 1 choked Both Full, No. 2 choked Both 1/2. Restocked to unknown dimensions, and new forend wood to match.


Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection

Other Notes: For a short biography of Mr Manuel Lopo de Carvalho please click HERE

For more information about this gunmaker, please see HERE

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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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