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J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 13515,
28in. sleeved nitro barrels (partially struck off), the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID PRESSED STEEL.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, self-opening action, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, 'arrow' cocking-indicators, best fine bouquet and scroll engraving, brushed finish, 15in. figured stock including 1 1/4in. wooden extension (setting crack to rear of left lockplate), weight 6lb. 12oz.

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

Completed: 13th August 1890
For: Balfour
Description: No. 2 of a pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 12oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke:
Stock: 14 3/8in.
Notes:
3rd October 1928: Brought in by G.B. Fleming. Stock bend adjusted, and temporarily lengthened to 14 7/8in.


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Estimate £2,000-3,000

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




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