Lot 1403: J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 19901,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 19901,
30in. nitro chopperlump barrels, 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. imp. cyl. and 3/4 choke, self-opening action, toplever engraved ''1'', automatic safety with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' detail, best bouquet and scroll engraving, retaining traces of original colour-hardening, pins reblued, 14 3/4in. figured stock including 1/4in. buttplate, in its brass-cornered oak and leather double guncase
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in August 1911 as a 12-bore hammerless ejector gun with 30in. Whitworth steel barrels.