J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 25568,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. ENGLAND.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/2 choke, self-opening action with removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, cocking-indicators, best fine bouquet and scroll engraving, retaining much original colour-hardening and finish, 15 3/8in. well-figured replacement pistolgrip stock cast for a left hander with horn pistolgrip-cap and including 3/4in. leather-covered recoil pad, weight 6lb. 11oz., in its 'THE PURDEY LIGHTWEIGHT' leather motor case, with accessories including turnscrews, striker disc key and striker disc pot, oil bottle, cleaning kit and 'Purdey Guns' booklet
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in July 1938 for a Mr R.R. Richardson and that it was subsequently restocked by them in 1946
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act