Westley Richards 12 gauge Game Gun

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Westley Richards 12 gauge Game Gun

  • Price: $2,495.00 CAD
  • Licensing Category: Non-restricted
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  • Caliber/Gauge: 12ga

  • Description:

    SN 5689 is a classic Westley Richards 12 gauge double shotgun built circa 1870's.  This shotgun would be considered an antique but under Canadian law is a non-restricted firearm.  The action is the rotary under lever.  The side plates, receiver, hammers and metal fittings all shows excellent scroll engraving.  This piece is fitted with a Westley Richards squeeze under safety to prevent accidental discharge.  The 27" barrels show the first 8" reinforced to handle extra pressure.  The bores rate as bright excellent with only a few light spots of staining.  The chambers measure 2 3/4: the right barrel is cylinder:the left is cylinder plus.  The barrels were refinished at some time in England and show a clear Damascus pattern.  The action is tight and very crisp.  The wood is black walnut, shows excellent checkering and a 1/2" butt extension to give a 14 1/2"LOP.  This item is an excellent example of a gun built by one of the best English makers.  This shotgun was purchased by a former owner as a used gun from WW Greener.  It came in an English hard case with a leather label and a full box of Greener "Paragon" hand loaded #5 shot 2 1/2" cartridges.  The case is built with heavy partitions and was relined at some time.  A piece for the classic shotgun collector.