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Lot 1442: Westley Richards Bar-In-Wood 8 Bore Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Antique Factory Engraved Westley Richards Bar-In-Wood 8 Bore Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Antique Factory Engraved Westley Richards Bar-In-Wood 8 Bore Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Manufacturer: Westley Richards
Model: Sidelock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 8
Barrel: 32 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 348
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 220
Class: Antique
Description:

Blued Damascus steel barrels converted from pinfire to hammer ignition with single copper bead front sight on the smooth, concave solid rib which is marked "PATENTED OCTOBER 10TH 1865" at the breech as well as "WESTLEY RICHARDS 170. NEW BOND ST LONDON.", and 3 1/2 inch chambers with single extractor. The casehardened bar-in-wood action displays attractive scroll engraving extending onto the trigger guard, tangs, and hammers that were replaced at the time of conversion, and "WESTLEY RICHARDS" marked on either lock plate. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forend with cross bar attachment and horn tip inlay and straight grip stock with blank inscription plaque and steel buttplate. Stock measurements: 1 7/8 inch drop at comb; 3 inch drop at heel; 14 1/16 inch length of pull; cast-off; weight 12 lbs. 1 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, showing a smooth brown patina on the barrels signature slightly softened, 40% case colors mostly in the protected areas, some areas of light spotting, and some minor pitting on the locks. The wood is also very fine with a few dings and scratches and worn but well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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