J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 14666,
28in. sleeved nitro barrels retaining original rib, engraved 'J. PURDEY & SON. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL.' , and with acanthus scroll detailing and a gold-inlaid 'C' at the breech-end, 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, self-opening action with removable striker discs, toplever gold-inlaid 'C', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, intercepting sears, rolled-edge triggerguard, fine acanthus scroll and floral bouquet engraving, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/2in. figured stock including 5/8in. rubber recoil pad (insert repair to right underhorn), weight 6lb. 10oz., in a brass-cornered leather case with James Purdey & Sons trade label
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 11th September 1893
Description: A hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 10 1/4oz.
Barrels: 29 1/2in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Plain & Mod.
Stock: 14 1/2in.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act