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Lot 3633: Westley Richards Side By Side Shotgun 20

Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Matching Two Barrel Set Westley Richards Side by Side Hammerless 20 Gauge Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Matching Two Barrel Set Westley Richards Side by Side Hammerless 20 Gauge Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Westley Richards
Model: Side By Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 27 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1297
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 299
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

This Westley Richards shotgun comes with two 20 gauge, 27 inch barrel sets numbered to the gun with each set sharing a checkered forearm and having a single brass bead front sight, 2 3/4 inch chambers, ejectors and a solid rib marked "WESTLEY RICHARD & CO., BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND". The first set has improved modified/extra full choked barrels with a gold letter "C" on the rib near the breech. The second set has improved modified/modified choked barrels. The scalloped action has gold "WESTLEY RICHARDS" in a banner accented with scrollwork on the sides. The shotgun has double triggers and a tang safety. The nicely figured straight grip stock is checkered and has a blank initial oval and bare checkered butt. Length of pull is 14 1/2 inches. Comes with a locking takedown case with a Westley Richards label on the inside of the lid and accessories. The following accessories are included: two snap caps, two piece cleaning rod with attachments, and oiler.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. Both barrel sets retain 98% original blue finish showing some mild thinning. The receiver retains 97% original case colors. The wood is also excellent with some minor handling marks. Checkering is crisp overall.



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