Blued steel barrels with a single bead sight on the smooth concave solid rib which is marked "WILLIAM EVANS. FROM PURDEY'S. 63 PALL MALL. St JAMES'S. LONDON" along with a flourish of scroll at the breech, engraved bands at either breech, London proofs, and 1 1/8 oz. (2 1/2 inch) chambers with ejectors. The casehardened boxlock action displays bouquet & scroll style engraving along with "WILLIAM EVANS./FROM PURDEY'S/LONDON." on either side and features bushed firing pins, double triggers, and tang mounted automatic safety with gold inlaid "SAFE". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings and straight wrist stock with teardrop carved flats, blank initial oval, and a red rubber recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved at "12" (.729 inches) and measured .737/.735 inches; choke constriction .007/.016 inches; minimum wall thickness .027/.028 inches; 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 2 3/16 inch drop at heel; 14 3/4 inch length of pull; cast-off, weight 6 lbs. 8 oz.
Very good, retaining 70% original blue finish with fading on the barrels ahead of the breeches and a few small scattered dings and dents and 30% original case colors mostly in the protected areas with the balance a fine grey patina. The wood is also very good with a few light pressure marks and scratches and mostly sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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