NICELY RESTOCKED WESLEY RICHARDS HEAVY PROOF SXS GAME GUN WITH HAND DETACHABLE LOCKS, AUTOMATIC EJECTORS & SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER
inv # 21-2545
Cal. 12 Ga., 2 3/4″
S# 01104 (circa 1914)
Dovetailed 28″ bbls. fitted w/ slightly raised flat matted rib are engraved “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO” & “LONDON” on tops. Bottoms of bbls. are stamped w/ Birmingham Nitro proofs for 1 1/4 oz. of shot, “CHOKE”, & w/ steel type (Westley Richards). Case hardened dbl. OG backed boxlock type action w/ unique Westley Richards hand detachable Anson & Deeley locks (Patent use # 9893 are under hinged floorplate, post 1909). Action uses Westley Richards unique third fastener w/ extremely strong sliding bite engaging doll’s head on rib extension. Action also features automatic safety (“SAFE” laid in gold) & patent selective “One Trigger”. Action is engraved w/ 90% coverage very well cut fairly lg. shaded scroll. “WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO” is on each side. Blued top lever, floorplate & trigger guard are engraved w/ matching scroll, S# is on long trigger guard tang. Superbly shaped & fitted replacement rnd. knob pistol grip buttstock of attractively marbled & figured European walnut measures 14 7/8″ over checkered wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Deeley release, wood is newly made matching buttstock.
BARRELS: Bore diameter: Right .739″, Left .738″. Restriction: Right .018″ (Light Mod.), Left .028″ (Mod.). Min. Wall Thickness: Right .028″, Left .029″
STOCKS: LOP: 14 7/8″. DAC: 1 1/2″. DAH: 2 7/16″. Cast about 5/8″ off.
WEIGHT: 7 lbs., 8 oz.