London, South Kensington
15 December 2014
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS
J. PURDEY & SONS, LONDON, SERIAL NOS. 24925/6
With 28 in. (71 cm.) reblacked nitro reproved chopperlump barrels, 2 ½ in. (65 mm) chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and ½ choke, reblued toplever respectively numbered '1' and '2' in gold, automatic safeties each with gold-inlaid 'SAFE', signed actions and locks each retaining slight traces of original case-hardened finish, removable striker-discs, reblued trigger-guards, best quality bouquet and scroll engraving throughout, well figured 14 ¾ in. stocks with chequered butts, the No. 1 gun with replaced wood butt-plate, and gold escutcheons engraved with the initials 'HKL', weight 6 lbs. 2 oz., in original makers brass-cornered oak and leather double case with some accessories
Please note that these guns are Section 2 shotguns.
The makers have kindly confirmed that this pair of light weight game guns were completed in June 1936 weighing in at 6 lbs. 2 ¾ oz. and that they restocked the No. 2 gun in August 1959.
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