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    Sale 7547

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    12 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE EXHIBITION GRADE 12-BORE PATENT SINGLE-TRIGGER DROP-LOCK BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN BY WESTLEY RICHARDS, NO. 17043

    Price Realised  

    AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE EXHIBITION GRADE 12-BORE PATENT SINGLE-TRIGGER DROP-LOCK BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN BY WESTLEY RICHARDS, NO. 17043
    Treble-grip action fully engraved with lattice and scrollwork motif, much gold inlay to action, furniture and breech ends, some game scenes in relief, hinged floorplate, hand detachable locks, barrel selector switch, automatic safety, fully figured stock, gold inlay to side flats, ornate chequering at hand, rubber recoil pad, horn-tipped Deeley-pattern forend decorated similarly, the barrels with matt raised game rib.
    Weight 6lbs. 15½oz., 14 5/8in. stock, 30in. barrels, chokes approx. 3/8 & 7/8, 2½in. chambers, nitro proof
    Modern oak and leather case with Maker's label and some gold washed accessories


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    The Makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was made for Lyon & Lyon, Calcutta, in 1912, with new barrels fitted in 1925.

    Special Notice

    Sporting Guns. Unless otherwise stated, this gun is a double-barrelled hammerless shotgun. Every gun (blue label), with specific exceptions (yellow label), requires a Shot Gun Certificate.
    VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.