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Lot 243: Engraved Westley Richards 12 Bore Pinfire Double Shotgun

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Engraved Westley Richards 12 Bore (Pinfire) 1864 Patent Double Barrel Snap Action Toplever Bar-in-Wood Hammer Shotgun with Case

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Engraved Westley Richards 12 Bore (Pinfire) 1864 Patent Double Barrel Snap Action Toplever Bar-in-Wood Hammer Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Westley Richards
Model: Side By Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 366
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
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.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Completed c. 1867, with browned Damascus barrels each engraved with a band of stylized running foliage at the breech end. Concave rib with bead sight, signed “WESTLEY RICHARDS. 170. NEW BOND ST. LONDON” and engraved “PATENT” towards the scroll engraved doll’s head extension. Single bite action with toplever engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT” and sidelocks each signed “WESTLEY RICHARDS”, the breech face stamped “WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT 1413” (Patent No. 2623, October 22, 1864, use number 1413). With classic British border and scroll engraving. The underside of the barrels and water table struck with Birmingham black powder proof marks. Figured 14" walnut straight hand stock with characteristic crab joint knuckle and panels of multipoint checkering to the grip and forearm. In lined and fitted mahogany case, the lid with printed Westley Richards & Co. trade label, the exterior with flush fitting brass carrying handle and circular brass escutcheon engraved with a crest and monogram. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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