WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO.
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER 1897 PATENT DETACHABLE-LOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 17672 / 3,
28in. sleeved nitro barrels, the ribs engraved 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. LONDON.' and gold-inlaid '1' and '2' at the breech-ends (No.1 rib with rust patch), 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, scroll-back treble-grip actions incorporating J. Deeley and L.B. Taylor patent hand-detachable locks, patent no. 17731 of 28th July 1897 with improved 'lighter pull-off' modification, patent no. 10567 of 7th May 1907, use numbers 2842 / 3, A.E. Lard patent single selective trigger, patent no. 3952 of February 2nd 1899, use numbers 387 / 8, the toplevers engraved 'Westley Richards Patent One Trigger' and gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, hinged floorplates, barrel selector switches with gold-inlaid 'R' and 'L' details, fine acanthus scroll engraving surrounding the maker's name within a cartouche, the triggerguards engraved with a pointer, brushed bright and reblued finishes overall, 15 1/2in. figured stocks including 1 3/4in. wooden extensions (inked in to match), fore-ends with Deeley & Edge patent release catches and horn finials, weight 6lb. 13oz., in their brass-cornered oak and leather case with quilted effect lid lining and Conduit Street London address paper trade label
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act