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Lot 134: Westley Richards Special Double Trap Double Ejectorgun

Est: $3,500 USD - $5,000 USDPassed
Amoskeag Auction CoJanuary 11, 2014Manchester, NH, US

Item Overview


serial #T11626, 12 ga., 28" ventilated rib barrels choked full and full with bright excellent bores. The barrels retain 90% blue showing some light scratches, rub marks under the forearm and patches of silver at the muzzle. The barrels are marked "Westley Richards" on the right tube and "London" on the left and the frame is embellished with light scroll engraving and stylized borders having banners on both sides with the maker's name. It exhibits 80% case color with fading on the edges and the bottom plate retains about 90% blue with some staining on the lower left side. About 70% blue shows on the triggerguard, the edges and tang turning silver. The round knob pistolgrip stock rates very good to excellent displaying a few light handling marks and one small chip behind the top tang over a smooth rubbed oil finish. The beavertail forearm shows a few more marks and a hairline crack to the left back edge and one to the right front edge, both appearing stable, over the same smooth oil finish. Checkering is well executed in the English flat top style exhibiting light wear and impact marks with some soiling. There are nicely carved dropper points behind the stock shields and a gold monogram oval is inlaid into the toeline with the letters "D.W.V." inscribed upon it in block letters. A Pachmayr rubber recoil pad has been fitted providing a length of 14" with drops of 1 1/2" at the comb, 2" at the heel, and 1/4" cast off. The gun is equipped with a Miller single non selective trigger, ejectors, and a non automatic safety. The action is tight and the mechanism functions well. A contemporary canvas trunk case is included with paper maker's trade label, model specifications, and a Royal warrant all affixed to the inside of the lid. Also included are numerous documents relating to the lineage of the gun from Westley Richards to Abercrombie & Fitch to William Earle Umstattd, president of the Timkin Roller Bearing Company. Within this mix of information is an Authentication Certificate from Westley Richards along with a copy of the factory ledger, a Certificate of Inventory & Disposition and copy of the company inventory of 1951 from Griffin & Howe, and a brief family history of Mr. Umstattd. In addition, other miscellaneous papers including company letters and information are included. All in all, an interesting yet very practical well made shotgun for field, clays, or live pigeons. (116339-6)

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Auction Details

Auction No. 99 Featuring Fine Collectible Arms

Amoskeag Auction Co
January 11, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

250 Commercial Street #3011, Manchester, NH, 03101, US


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