According to Westley Richards published serial number ranges for pistols, these pistols were the last pair in 1853. They are .68 caliber/15 bore and thus real manstoppers firing over 400 grain round balls. The smoothbore, Damascus barrels have nicely crowned muzzles, fixed bead front sights, "WESTLEY RICHARDS, 170, NEW BOND ST. LONDON" signed on top, swivel mounted ramrods beneath, and casehardened breeches with pierced platinum liners and platinum bands. The flat, casehardened locks have scroll engraving, "WESTLEY RICHARDS" signed below the bolster, and sliding half-cock safety latches. The wrist and wedge escutcheons are silver. The trigger plates are casehardened and feature pineapple finials. The blued trigger guards have scroll engraving and the serial numbers. The casehardened pommel caps have floral designs on the trapdoors. Blued belt hooks are fitted to the left stock flats, and the nearly full-length stocks have checkered wrists.
Exceptionally fine with 85% plus original brown and distinct Damascus patterns along the barrel, crisp engraving and markings, 70% original case colors, crisp engraving, 90% original blue, and generally only minor overall wear. The stock is very fine and has crisp checkering, smooth finish, and light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
Exceptionally fine with 85% plus original brown and distinct Damascus patterns on the barrel, crisp engraving and markings, 80% original case colors, crisp markings and engraving, 90% original blue, and generally only minor overall wear. The stock is also very fine and has crisp checkering, smooth finish, and some minor scrapes and dings. Mechanically excellent.
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