I got these guns about 10 or so years ago, they were lying at the time in storage at Purdey's. The owner of the guns was going through a divorce and had asked Purdey to sell them for him, but they had done nothing about it. On his request, I went down to Purdey and asked to see the guns, Peter Blaine showed them to me along with a pair of Boss 16g side lever guns and a pair of Boss 20g round action guns all owned by the same gentleman, my visit promptly reminded Blaine about the guns, "Oh, I really must do something about these"
I walked out onto South Audley Street, called the owner and gave him a price for the 7 guns, we haggled a bit and the offer was soon agreed and accepted. I walked back into the shop as he called, spoke to Blaine and released the guns to me, which they did, bemused! I walked off with them, stolen, as it were, from right under their eyes!