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Lot 1319: J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 19814 / 5,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 19814 / 5,
  • J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 19814 / 5,
  • J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 19814 / 5,
  • J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 19814 / 5,
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Description: J. PURDEY & SONS
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 19814 / 5,
30in. nitro chopperlump barrels, ribs engraved ''J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, MADE OF SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH''S FLUID PRESSED STEEL'', and ''1'' and ''2'' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and full choke, toplevers engraved ''1'' and ''2'', removable striker discs, automatic safeties with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' details, cocking-indicators, articulated front triggers, fine engraving of acanthus scrollwork and floral bouquets, retaining very slight traces of colour-hardening and renewed finish with blued crosspins, lockpins and lock screws, 14 1/2in. figured replacement stocks, weight 6lb. 11oz., in their brass-cornered oak and leather case


Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this pair was completed on 20th July, 1910 with 30in. barrels for a G.A. Lackett. The records also show that the guns were originally stocked for the left shoulder, No. 1 was restocked by the makers in 1934, and the No. 2 in 1960

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