J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 11264,
29 1/2in. replacement nitro barrels (by the makers, some pits), the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL.' (faint), and with acanthus scroll detailing at the breech-end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, self-opening action converted from non-ejector, carved fleur-de-lys fences, removable striker discs, arrow cocking-indicators, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, best fine acanthus scroll and floral bouquet engraving, the underside engraved 'PURDEY'S PATENT', brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/4in. figured stock (setting crack to rear of left lockplate), weight 6lb. 9oz., in a canvas and leather single guncase
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 7th August 1882
For: Dr. Izod
Description: A hammerless non-ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 10oz.
Barrels: 29 1/2in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Plain & Modified
Fences carved with single Fleur de Lys
5th September 1893: Stock bend and cast adjusted
1901: New Whitworth Steel barrels fitted to replace damaged set, made to same length and choked Plain & Modified. Gun weight increased to 6lb. 11 1/2oz.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act