An excellent pre-war 12g self opener
An excellent pre-war 12g self opener with 28 inch chopper lump barrels chambered 2 1/2 with semi sunken game rib engraved J.Purdey & Sons Audley House Audley Street London England & marked 1 choked Improved Cylinder & Modified
SAFE in gold double triggers
The lockplates engraved with best rose & scroll engraving retaining much original colour/coin finish with plain cocking indicators & the underside engraved with makers name & London
The forend engraved with the initial H for Fred Hughes actioneer receiving a wage of 9s 10d in 1935
well figured 15" straight hand stock including a leather covered pad of 3/4"
Weight 6lbs 5 1/2 ozs completed March 1938 in its original leather case with makers label & all makers accessories
Good examples of this golden era are becoming scarce