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Cased Westley Richards Twelve-gauge Percussion Shotgun

Auction:
2856M
Lot:
271
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Auction:
Sale #2856M - 2856M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 30, 2015 4:00PM

Description:

Cased Westley Richards Twelve-gauge Percussion Shotgun, c. mid to late 19th century, walnut stock with checkered wrist and engraved steel fittings, both sides of the lockplate engraved with foliate designs and marked WESTLEY RICHARDS, damascus finish on barrels, marked in the center WESTLEY RICHARDS 170 NEW BOND ST. LONDON with proof marks, and the number 9100 under the barrel, with two powder flasks, tools, and a leather shot bag, mahogany case with brass fittings, lined with green bay, with a paper label under the lid marked WESTLEY RICHARDS/Gun Manufacturer/To His Royal Highness/PRINCE ALBERT/170 New Bond Street/London, barrel lg. 30, case ht. 3 3/8, wd. 9 3/4, lg. 32 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

In overall very good condition, some light patina on the buttplate and triggerguard, barrel has bright colors.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

LONDON, steel fittings, damascus