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Sale A1221 Lot 1452

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J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 17112,
for 1901, 29in. 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 '2', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, bore dimensions marginal, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, self-opening action with removable striker discs, toplever engraved '2', automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, articulated front trigger, 14 1/4in. stock (likely historic replacement), fore-end wood with minor splits, weight 6lb. 8oz., in a canvas and leather case, together with an invoice for the gun from Slingsbys Gunshop (Boston, Lincolnshire) dated August 17th 1957, the gun priced at £160 and a further £7 for the case

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

Completed: 21st March 1901
For: Arthur Randolph
Description: No. 2 of a pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 8oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 29in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Plain & Modified
Stock: 13 3/4in.
Notes:
Spring-bladed front-trigger
Randolph died in 1917. A note on the record comments that his widow married Lt. E.H.J. Duberly MC in June 1917, and that the guns had passed to him in 1920.




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Estimate £3,000-5,000

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




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