Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3654: Westley Richards Side by Side Hammerless Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,700 - $2,500

Westley Richards Side by Side Hammerless Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Westley Richards
Model: Side By Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1059
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 303
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Single bead sight, "WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. LTD. BIRMINGHAM. ENGLAND" marked solid rib, 2 3/4 inch chambers, choked improved modified/improved cylinder, and ejectors. Scalloped box lock action marked in gold "WESTLEY RICHARDS" on both sides. Double triggers and tang safety with replacement forearm. Checkered straight grip stock with blank initial oval and bare checkered butt. Length of pull is 14 1/2 inches. Comes with a takedown case with a paper Westley Richards label attached to the inside of the lid, oiler, four snap caps, and cleaning rod with attachments

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The barrels retain 95% original blue finish showing some minor thinning with a series of tool like marks near the breech (left barrel) The right barrel shows dent repair at mid point. The receiver retains 90% original case colors. The wood is fine with a number of minor handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Two small holes have been drilled on the butt. Case is very good overall.



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