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*CASED WESTLEY RICHARDS BOXLOCK DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 4629. Cal. 450-400 3″ Jeffery (.062 rim thickness, and .407 groove diameter). 26″ Shoe lump bbls with full length rib, swamped at center to form ramp for silver bead front sight, is fitted with one standing, four folding leaf express rear sight, with leaves for 100 to 500 yards. Tops of bbls are engraved “Westley Richards & Co London” and “Made Expressly For Lyon & Lyon Calcutta” as well as “For 400 MN cartridge” and “69 Grs Cordite 400 Grs Bullet”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 60 grains cordite and 400 grain bullet. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “T4629”, actual SN corresponding to manufacture date of 1912. Boxlock PV-1 type action features square shouldered dolls head and pivoting bolt third fastener, bushed strikers with rectangular bushings let in from top, automatic safety, and double triggers. Action is engraved in well cut, medium, open, shaded scroll, framing “Westley Richards” gold inlaid on scrolled ribands on each side of action, and vignette of prowling tiger on floorplate. A head of a snarling tiger is on trigger guard bow. Nicely fiddle figured and lightly marbled European walnut steel trap capped long pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over solid brown pad, and features classic shadow line right hand cheekpiece, drop points, point pattern checkering at grip, as well as a vacant silver oval and sling eye on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-11/16″. Weight: 10 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Also included is a box containing 19 cartridges with bell brass, loaded with 80 grains of IMR 4831 and Woodley 400 grain soft point bullets. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished, retaining essentially all new finishes to wood and metal, engraving augmented. New stocks are well shaped in traditional style, and appear to be well fitted. Bores are good, with strong rifling, and frosted throughout. Action is tight. Right bbl is slightly off face. Cartridges are excellent. Oak and Leather case is excellent showing little use. A nicely balanced rifle that should still shoot well, ready for Africa. 4-49372 MGM284 (15,000-25,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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