J. PURDEY & SONS
A FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 28471 / 2,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', and gold-inlaid '1' and '2', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 choke in all, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, removable striker discs, cocking-indicators, rolled-edge triggerguards, fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, the undersides with oval cartouches engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. LONDON. ENGLAND.', retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 15 1/4in. highly-figured stocks, weight 6lb. 7oz., in their lightweight leather motor case with accessories.
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: February 1981
Description: A pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 9 1/4oz.
Calibre: 12-bore (2 3/4in.)
Choke: Imp. Cyl & 1/4 (No. 1) / Choke & 1/4 (No. 2)
Stock: 16 1/4in.
Gold ovals engraved 'N.C.-R.'
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act