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A rare 8-bore self-opening sidelock non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. Purdey & Sons, no. 11819
Weight 12lb. 1¾oz., 13⅜in. pull (12⅜in. stock), 34in. barrels, approx. cyl. & ¼ choke, 3¼in. chambers, London Black Powder proof (Under 1868 Act)
The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1884. It is the earliest example of only eight recorded hammerless 8-bore guns made by them