James Purdey 12 BLE?
James Purdey & Sons # 12978
A Purdey " Box Lock" Is an anomaly or at least almost unheard of. However Purdey in their attempt to provide a highly finished "Best Gun" for all, did out source barreled actions from the of the gun trade such as Anson & Deeley. Many such hammerless designs were available at this time. William Anson also got a patent for an ejector system that is used on this gun. The 30 inch Damascus barrels measure; R/L bores.739 ( 12/1
.740) /.723, chokes .005/.023, walls .025/.024.
London Nitro reproof. Stock measure; 14 1/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/16 x 1/4 off to a checkered Butt.
This high condition gun is not presented as the Volkswagen from the Mercedes factory.
But a high condition car and well finished by Mercedes.