J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING ROUNDED BAR SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 19904,
29in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID-PRESSED STEEL.', and with acanthus scroll detailing at the breech-end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, rounded bar, best fine acanthus scroll and floral bouquet engraving, retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening and finish, 13 1/2in. figured stock including buttplate, weight 6lb. 5oz., in its oak and leather guncase
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 5th September 1911
For: G.H. Reid
Description: A hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 3oz.
Barrels: 29in. (material not recorded - Damascus?)
Choke: Tight Cyl. & Mod.
Stock: 13 5/8in.
Rounded action bar
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act