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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - September 2020

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Sale A2020 Lot 394

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A NEW AND UNUSED COPY OF 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. - IN PURSUIT OF THE BEST GUN 1812-2012',
a bicentennial history by Jeremy Musson with photography by Terry Allen, this book "is a wide-ranging and richly illustrated history of the oldest of the prestigious English gun making companies, it has been in Birmingham since it was founded and has played an important role in the development of the shotgun and the sporting and military rifle, and is especially famous for such features as the Monkey Tail carbine, an early breech loader, the Anson and Deeley box lock which marked the transition to the effective hammerless gun, and the hand detachable lock. Guns of Westley Richards & Co. have been owned and used by some of the most famous sporting shots, from Frederick Selous to Count Alfred Potocki and from the Maharaja of Patiala to Ernest Hemingway, 335 pages, grey cloth binding, dust cover, set in its original box

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Estimate £80-120




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