J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 14857,
for 1893, 29 1/2in. nitro chopperlump barrels, the rib engraved '2' and '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 1/4 choke, wall thicknesses below recommended minimum, removable striker discs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, arrow cocking-indicators, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, retaining very slight traces of colour-hardening and some renewed finish, 14 3/4in. figured replacement stock, weight 6lb. 12oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 10th September 1894
For: C.S. Wentworth Reeve
Description: A hammerless ejector game gun
Weight: 6lb. 10 1/2oz.
Barrels: 29 3/4in. Whitworth
Choke: Plain & Modified
Stock: 14 1/16in.
Action with intercepting safeties
"Out in black", 1893
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act