28 October 1992
The Property of
DAVID LOVEGROVE, Esq.
A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN_BY J. PURDEY, No. 11346, the fences chiselled in relief with stylized acanthus leaves, best bouquet and scroll engraving with much hardening-colour, highly-figured stock with butt-plate, the Whitworth-steel barrels with game-rib
Weight 6lb. 10oz., 14 3/8in. pull, 30in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ½ choke, 2½in. chambers, Black Powder proof (bore-dimensions marginal; right barrel-thickness below recommended minimum)
With a set of interchangeable extra chopper-lump barrels by W. Powell, No. 16052, with game-rib
28in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ½ choke, 2½in. chambers, nitro proof, gun-weight 6lb. 9½oz.
In a leather case with Purdey trade-label
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The gun was completed circa 1883 and is entered in the Purdey records as 'a bar-in-iron hammerless gun'; it was featured in a modern Winchester advertisement for the 'GB' cartridge
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