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1241
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Revised: 10/21/2013 

Additional Information: The 20 ga. gun has an invisible repair at the wrist. The only reason we are aware is the former owner called and informed us of said repair.

*CASED SET OF WESLEY RICHARDS 12 GA. AND 20 GA. SIDELOCK EJECTOR SINGLE TRIGGER GAME GUNS WITH EXTRA BARRELS. SN 19176/ 19178. (1963) Cal. 12 ga./ 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 12 ga. bbls are 26″ and 30″, 20 ga. bbls are 26″ and 28″. All bbl sets have matted Churchill game ribs, and are engraved “Westley Richards & Co” and “Birmingham, England” on tops. Bbl flats are stamped with 1963 Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened Holland & Holland style full sidelock actions by Brown Brothers (logos on interior of sidelocks) feature H & H style lock detaching pins, non-automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), side clips, hidden third fasteners, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and gold-plated Miller single selective triggers. (Original double trigger parts and interceptors are in case.) Actions are engraved with cleanly cut, large, open, shaded scroll. “Westley Richards” is on the front of each lockplate. Blued top levers and trigger guards are also scroll engraved. SNs are on trigger guard tangs. Well figured and nicely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 15″ over brown leather covered pads, and feature drop points, diamond hands, classic point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and incised rectangular crest plates on toe lines engraved “W H W”. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. 12 ga. 26″ bbls: Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.007 (IC), right -.004 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.023. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 15″. 12 ga. 30″ bbls: Bore diameter: left-.729, right -.728. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.027. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-5/16″. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15″. 20 ga. 26″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.004 (IC), right -.002 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.027, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 5 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 15″. 20 ga. 28″ Bbls: Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: Screw chokes. Wall thickness: left -.029, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/4″. Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. LOP: 15″. Large, deep, leather motor case with stitched leather corners and two latch closure, is lined in green baize, and has gold embossed, black leather, makers label on lid, has room for both guns with extra bbls, in removable top tray. Case contains three 12 ga, and two 20 ga. Briley choke tubes in plastic holders (two tubes of each gauge are installed in bbls), 2 choke tube wrenches (for 12 ga and 20 ga), two walnut and brass 2-pc cleaning rods with mops, jags, and brushes, envelopes containing removed trigger and interceptor parts, and a pair of Westley Richards marked snap caps for each gun. PROVENANCE: Factory facts with details of these guns. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 95% orig blue (30″ 12 ga bbls re-blued, and retain nearly all of that blue). Actions retain 85 – 90% orig case hardening color, silvering on bottoms, beads, and fences. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color. What appears to be orig blue of trigger guards, is only slightly silvered, as are top lever thumbpieces. Stocks have only a small number of handling marks and rubs in their orig finish, checkering slightly worn. Bores are smooth, bright and shiny. Actions are tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are in time. Single triggers work. Along with installation of Miller single triggers, long bbls have been fitted with Briley thin wall chokes, and have had forcing cones lengthened. Leather of case is excellent with only a few minor bumps and rubs. Handle is strong, straps replaced. Interior cloth is excellent, with some compressions from contact with guns and bbls. Accessories are very fine to excellent, showing some rubs. A finely finished, unusual set. Factory records indicate that only six shotguns were produced by Westley Richards in 1963, two pairs and two singles. During this time most of the guns built were sidelocks. 4-47793 MGM29 (40,000-50,000)


Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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