J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 12838 / 9, with extra barrels,
new 28in. nitro chopperlump barrels (by the makers, London proofed in 1989 and 1990 respectively), the ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON.' and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke;
original 28in. nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, the ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL' and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/4 choke, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum;
treble-grip actions with hidden third bites, removable striker discs, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, cocking-indicators, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, brushed and reblued finish, 15 1/8in. highly-figured burr walnut replacement stocks, (minor split at hand No.1), replacement fore-end woods, weight 6lb. 14oz. (new barrels) and 6lb. 10oz. (original barrels), in a brass-cornered oak and leather case with canvas and outer, with a lightweight leather barrel case for the extra barrels
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 2nd July 1888
For: G.W. Law Schofield
Description: A pair of hammerless non-ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 13oz.
Barrels: 29in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: All Very Modified
Stock: 14 3/8in.
12th September 1888: Bend of stocks adjusted
25th October 1894: Barrels shortened to 28in.
26th September 1910: Converted to ejector and restocked on behalf of Colonel Hoyle
1989: No. 1 new barrels fitted, choked Imp. Cyl. & Mod.
1990: No 1 restocked, No. 2 new barrels fitted, choked both Full
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act