Fine Modern & Antique Arms - March 2024 : Sale A0324 Lot 1365
J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 15126 / 7, No.1 as a stock, action & fore-end only

Product Details

A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 15126 / 7, No.1 being sold as a stock, action & fore-end only,
for 1894, No.2 with 30in. nitro reproved barrels, rib engraved '2' and 'J. PURDEY & SONS. AUDLEY HOUSE. SOUTH AUDLEY STREET. LONDON. MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S FLUID-PRESSED STEEL.' (rib loose, depression around the '2'), 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke, self-opening actions, toplevers engraved '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, 'arrow' cocking-indicators, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining some original colour-hardening and finish, 14 1/2in. figured stocks, gold escutcheons engraved with the motto 'PATRIAE AMICISQUE FIDELIS' engraved within a garter with a stork ppr., weight 6lb. 12oz., in their makers brass-cornered oak and leather double guncase

Provenance: The motto and crest are that of the Starkie family of Huntroyd, Lancashire

The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:

Completed: November 1894
For: Colonel Starkie
Description: A pair of hammerless ejector game guns
Weight: 6lb. 11 1/2oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel
Choke: Plain & Modified
Stock: 14 3/4 1/16in.
Actions with intercepting safeties
Made using his old barrels, which had dovetailed lumps

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Estimate £2,500-3,500

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