J. PURDEY & SONS
A LIGHTLY-USED PAIR OF LIGHTWEIGHT 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 26841 / 2,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the ribs engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.' and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, removable striker discs, cocking-indicators, gold-washed triggers, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining virtually full colour-hardening and finish (possibly renewed), the serial numbers gold-inlaid on the triggerguard tangs, 14 1/8in. well-figured stocks, weight 6lb. 3oz., in their leather motor case
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: November 1959
For: Henley (Henry?) C. Drayton
Description: A pair of lightweight hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 3 3/4oz.
Choke: Imp Cyl & Mod
Stock: 14 1/8in.
Stocks inlaid with "HCD" in gold
Harold (Henry) C. Drayton was a chairman and director of a great many companies. He was High Sheriff of Suffolk in 1957. He resided at Plumton Hall, Bury St Edmunds.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act