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1289
$4,025.00

EARLY W. RICHARDS (LIVERPOOL) 8 GAUGE WATERFOWLER.

SN 6786. (1877) Cal. 8 ga. 3-1/4″ chamber. 34″ Damascus bbls are engraved “W Richards 27 Old Hall (?) Street Liverpool” and with SN on wide, concave top rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 3-1/4″ chambers, makers name, address, and SN. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with London black powder proofs and “6”. A sling loop is screwed to bottom rib. Jones under-lever action is fitted with rebounding bar locks with tall serpentine hammers. Action and lockplates are engraved with approx 50% coverage well cut medium scroll. “W. Richards” is in scrolled ribands on each lockplate. Nicely marbled, and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over checkered wood butt with engraved steel heel and toe plates. Stock features coarse point pattern checkering at grip, with sling loop and vacant silver shield on toe line. Matching splinter forend with Deeley release has inset horn tip. Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.800, right -.803 (Both bbls proofed at .813). Wall thickness: left -.030, right -.033. Drop at heel: 1-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 10 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain 85 – 90% of an old re-brown with numerous scratches. Action is pewter gray with some light pitting. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish, edges slightly rounded, with a number of subsequent marks. Checkering is worn, but functional. Bores are very good, mostly bright and shiny, with a few scattered pits. Action is very slightly loose. Bbls are slightly off face. Locks are crisp. A fairly high quality big bore with great shootable dimensions. 50755-4 (3,500-5,500) – Lot 1289

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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