A GOOD EXAMPLE OF A GOLDEN AGE WESTLEY RICHARDS “OVUNDO” O/U SHOTGUN WITH DOUBLE TRIGGERS, HAND DETACHABLE LOCKS & ORNIMENTAL SIDE PLATES
inv # 21-2444
Cal. 12 Ga.
S# 18477 (1933)
30″ Demi-bloc bbls. are fitted w/ narrow swamped game rib engraved “Westley Richards 23 Conduit St. London Gun Makers by Appointment to HM King” “OVUNDO”. Ejector & locking bosses are engraved w/ interlocking ribbon design & some lg. shaded scroll. Side rib where covered by forend is engraved “Ovundo System Regd No 35-4045 / 1913”. Bbl. flats are stamped w/ Birmingham Nitro proofs for 2 3/4″ chambers & “CHOKE”. Case hardened lowered profile O/U action w/ automatic safety (“SAFE” inlaid in gold) utilizes Westley Richards classic sliding bolt principle to engage locking surfaces on bbls. w/out Purdey style bolt. hinge pin still pivots mounts below bottom bbl. set in traditional fashion. Action is fitted w/ hand detachable locks (patent use # 3861). Locks are engine turned, marked for right & left, but are not stamped w/ use number. Locks are housed under hinged floorplate. Action & decorative side plates are engraved w/ near full coverage very bold, well cut, scrolling acanthus that is nicely shaded. “Westley Richards” is in rectangular device on each side. Top of action is engraved “Westley Richards” “Ejector” in front of top lever pivot. Matching engraving is on blued top lever, trigger guard, & floorplate which is also engraved “Westley Richards” “Patent” “Ovundo”. S# is on trigger guard tang. Straight grip buttstock of superb nicely veined & dramatically flame figured European walnut. measure 15″ over black “Decelarator” pad. Stock features drop points, closely spaced point pattern checkering w/ mullered borders wrapping under grip & lg. gold oval on toeline engraved w/ monogram “PEM”. Matching splinter ejector forend w/ horn tip has Deeley release.
BARRELS: Bore diameter: Over .737″, Under .738″. Restriction: Over .032″ (Full), Under .030″ (Full). Min. Wall Thickness: Over .030″, Under .031″
STOCKS: LOP: 15″. DAC: 1 3/16″-. DAH: 1 3/4″+. 1/4″ Cast off.
WEIGHT: 7 lbs., 12 oz.