London, South Kensington
15 December 2014
A 9.3X74mmR SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE
J. PURDEY & SONS, AUDLEY HOUSE, SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON, SERIAL NO. 14416
With 27 3/8 in. (69.5 cm.) reblacked sleeved nitro chopperlump sighted barrels signed on the matt rib, the latter fitted with quick detachable telescopic sight bases, reblued engraved toplever, signed side-clipped treble bite action, manual bolted safety with gold-inlaid 'BOLTED' and 'SAFE', signed locks each with cocking-indicator engraved with an arrow, reblued trigger-guard, best quality bouquet and scroll engraving throughout, the action retaining some original faded case-hardened finish and the locks with much original case-hardened finish, well figured 14 5/8 in. pistolgrip stock (pistolgrip repaired) including 1 1/8 in. extension and recoil pad, raised cheek-piece, silver escutcheon engraved with initials, and fitted with a Nickel 1-4x telescopic sight, in maker's brass-cornered oak and leather case with some accessories, weight 9 lbs. 3 oz.
Please note that this rifle is a Section 1 firearm.
The makers have kindly confirmed that this rifle was completed in 1893 as a .400 Express.
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