Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4262: Westley Richards Double Barrel Toplever Big Game Hammer Rifle

Auction Date: February 5, 2021

Rare Engraved Early Centerfire Westley Richards Double Barrel Toplever Big Game Hammer Rifle with Whitworth Patent Rifling and Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,500

Rare Engraved Early Centerfire Westley Richards Double Barrel Toplever Big Game Hammer Rifle with Whitworth Patent Rifling and Case

Manufacturer: Westley Richards
Model: Double
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 12 Bore
Barrel: 28 inch
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 799
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 201
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured in circa 1869, with browned damascus barrels each engraved with a band of stylized running foliage at the breech end and with Whitworth patent rifling. Slightly raised flat rib with bead front sight, rear express sight of one standing and four folding leaves each with platinum inlaid center line and graduated to “300” yards, signed “PATENT”, “WESTLEY RICHARDS”, “170 NEW BOND ST. LONDON” and “WHITWORTH PATENT”, and with scroll engraved doll’s head extension. Action marked “WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT 1731” on the face and “WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT” on the top lever. Bar-in-wood locks each signed “WESTLEY RICHARDS” and with sliding safety catch in front of the hammer. Iron furniture comprising trigger plate, trigger guard, pistol grip cap and butt plate. Border and scroll engraved. 14 1/4 inch pistol grip stock with checkered grip and forearm with “crab” joint, the forearm with key fastener and dark horn tip. The underside of the butt with blank silver oval initial escutcheon and sling eye, the corresponding sling eye mounted beneath the barrels. Birmingham black powder proof marks. Weight 10 lbs. 13 oz. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection.

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