Are there any W Richards double barrel shotguns?
The bad thing is there were a lot of well known gun makers who had their names changed just enough by gun makers in Belgium who turned out cheaper fakes by the thousands. The example W Richards instead of Westley Richards is just one of many examples. Unfortunately, the fakes have little value.
What are the markings on a W Richards shotgun?
Shotgun is a side by side with side hammers, right barrel marked 17.2 with very small np. Left barrel marked E/LG, small marking under LG possibly a star or crown all in an oval; also has an S with another illegible star or crown, and a fancy cursive L similar to the symbol for pounds sterling.
When did the Westley Richards 12 gauge shotgun come out?
‘Best Quality’ Side-by-side double barrel boxlock shotgun chambered for 3″ or shorter 12 gauge shells, manufactured in London, England circa 1953. Configuration: Blued & case hardened finish.Click for more info
Where did the name Richards shotgun come from?
Richards was a trade name used on shotguns manufactured by Henri Pieper of Liège, Belgium and imported by large sporting goods distributors such as H. & D. Folsom Arms Company in the period 1860-1898. His company and its successors operated until the mid-1950.
What kind of Hammer is a Richards 12ga?
Description: Richards – Belgian 12ga. SxS hammer gun; 30″ Cyl. / Cyl.; laminated steel barrels; both hammers cock; not safe to shoot. Would make a really nice wall hanger.
What kind of gun is a double barrel?
DOUBLE BARREL HAMMER GUN – 30″ – NICE WALL HANGER Description: Richards – Belgian 12ga. SxS hammer gun; 30″ Cyl. / Cyl.; laminated steel barrels; both hammers cock; not safe to shoot.
What is the condition of a W Richards 12 gauge shotgun?
Checkered walnut stocks with pistolgrip and hard rubber buttplate. Condition: Fair. Metal showing brown age patina with scattered wear and age patina. Wood showing heavy wear and revarnished. Hairline crack in wrist. Left hammer a replacement and will not stay cocked.