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Sale A1221 Lot 1363

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J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING ROUNDED BAR SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 22141 / 2,
for 1921, 29in. Whitworth-steel nitro chopperlump barrels, the ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL', and '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, No.2 bore dimensions marginal and left wall thickness at 19, self-opening actions with removable striker discs, toplevers engraved '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, cocking-indicators, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining very slight traces of finish, 15 1/8in. highly-figured stocks (No.2 a replacement), weight 6lb. 9oz. (No.1) and 6lb. 6oz. (No.2), in their brass-cornered oak-lined leather case (lock detached)

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

Completed: 5th August 1921
For: Colonel George Philippi
Description: No. 1 & 2 of a trio of lightweight hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 8 1/2oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 29in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Improved Cylinder & Modified
Stock: 15 3/16in.
Notes:
Rounded action bars
23rd January 1925: New barrels fitted, both Full Choke
October 1934: No. 2 restocked, original stock returned to him
1950: 22141; extra barrels of 22142 fitted to this gun. 22141 wasters

Colonel George Philippi was born on 26 January 1890. He was the son of Olle Ernst Philippi. He married Isabel Bittencourt. He died on 1 November 1933 at age 43.
He fought in the First World War, gaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps and was credited with shooting down an enemy balloon. He was awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) He lived at Crawley Lodge, Winchester, Hampshire, England.




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Estimate £8,000-12,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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