London, South Kensington
15 December 2014
A PAIR OF 12-BORE 1897 PATENT HAND DETACHABLE LOCK (DROP-LOCK) SINGLE-TRIGGER BOXLOCK EJECTORS
BY WESTLEY RICHARDS, 178, NEW BOND ST., LONDON, SERIAL NOS. 16674 / 5
With 30in. (76.2cm.) blacked signed nitro reproved barrels respectively numbered '1' and '2' in gold on the rib, 2 ½ in. (65 mm) chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and ¼ choke, scrolled-back treble-grip actions each signed within a ribbon, engraved 'WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT ONE TRIGGER' and profusely engraved with scrollwork, reblued scroll engraved toplevers and detachable floor-plates, the former respectively numbered '1' and '2' in gold, automatic safeties each with gold-inlaid 'SAFE', single-triggers each with sliding selector exposing a gold-inlaid 'L' and 'R', reblued trigger-guards respectively engraved with a hound and running hare, figured 14 ½ in. stocks including 1 ¼ in. extension incorporating a rubber pad, and gold escutcheons, weight 6 lbs. 13 oz., in brass-cornered fitted leather Westley Richards case lined in dark green baize
Please note that these guns are Section 2 shotguns.
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The makers records list this pair of guns as being ordered in June 1906 by a Mr G.F. Twist.
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