What kind of shotgun is W Richards double barrel?

What kind of shotgun is W Richards double barrel?

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What’s the serial number on a W Richards hammer?

It is 48 inches in length and all original. I do not know if it still fires properly. It says W. Richards on it. I believe it stands for Wesley Richards. There is also a serial number of 57500 stamped into the underside of the barrel.

What’s the serial number on a double barrel hammer?

There is also a serial number of 57500 stamped into the underside of the barrel. There are no other markings that I can see. I believe it is from the early 1800’s.

When did they stop making double barrel hammers?

Reproductions bearing these markings were produced well into the 1950’s. The lack of markings was intentional so the weapon would clear customs import without additional taxes. If you research it you will find the company has a colorful and somewhat under the table approach to marketing.

What is serial number on W Richards double BBL shotgun?

The serial numbers on the receiver, barrels and forearm match (4501) and the top of the barrels read “W Richards London Laminated Steel”. I also have not seen many with the side lever as this has and the dog carved in the butt plate. Would love to hear your thoughts.

Are there any Westley Richards shotguns for sale?

For sale is a Westley Richard percussion double barrel shotgun made 1846 s/n 6001. Westley Richards is among the best English makers. I grade this gun fine to excellent. The quality of the …Click for more info

Are there any W Richards 12 gauge shotguns?

They are never marked W. Richards. Belgium was notorious for closely copying names at that period of time and I suspected that was what you have before I saw it. Were yours a real Wesley Richards you could maybe double those prices, even given its condition.

What was the price of a double barrel shotgun?

Though sidelocks are currently much more expensive to make, they were competitively priced during the classic double gun period because all guns were basically handmade anyway. Today, quality 12-gauge field grade guns from all the American makers during this era can be found and purchased for less than $1,000.

Where was the Golden Age of double barrel shotguns?

During the golden years of American double guns, there were several primary companies making guns. All originated in New York State except Parker, in Connecticut, and early Foxes originating in Philadelphia, but later made in New York. The Golden age of American shotguns lasted only about 40 years, from about 1890 until the Great Depression.

Where did the W Richards shotgun come from?

“Tree” on Lock Plate – According to Side by Sides of the World for Y2K, the W. Richards was an export from Belgium in the late 1800’s. The gun has Belgium proof marks and a “tree” stamped by the name on the side-plates. The significance of the tree is unknown.