98. Westley Richards Boxlock Double Ejector Rifle

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Description Update (3/22/18): Is very slightly off-face and has extremely light lateral play in the barrels.

serial #T6472, 22 Savage Hi Power, 24" barrels with very good bores that show some light frosting. This rifle is built on a boxlock action with double underlugs and a third fastener in the doll's head rib extension. The tops of the barrels are marked "WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO. / LONDON" and "22 BORE HI POWER CARTRIDGE" and the flats show proper Birmingham nitro proofs. The action shows near full coverage fine scroll engraving with "WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO" in ribands on either side. The rifle remains in nice condition with the barrels retaining 90% evenly thinning old quality blue finish with some brown showing through. The action shows a pleasing even and very smooth silver gray color with nice sharp engraving while the bottom plate and triggerguard show 98% nice quality restored blue finish. The rifle is stocked in an exhibition quality piece of burl walnut with beautifully formed shadowline cheekpiece. The stock has a full checkered pistolgrip with horn cap as well as a horn buttplate. The forend is more straight grained and has a traditional locking clasp. The stocks rate very good likely having been refinished many years ago and with the checkering cleaned up and remaining very sharp. The rifle is equipped with sling swivels, double triggers and is sighted with a hooded ramp mounted beaded blade front and a single standing and two folding leaf rear. There is very slight lateral play in the barrels and the ejectors appear to function properly. The rifle comes in a leather trunk style case with brass reinforced corners and a nice old Westley Richards label showing a 178 New Bond Street address in London. The case rates about very good with an embossed name removed from the top of the lid. Also included are three 10 round boxes of DWM 5.6x52R cartridges loaded with 71 grain soft point bullets with 26 grains of powder. A fine Westley Richards double ejector rifle in a neat and unusual chambering. (18691-1) {C&R} (7000/9000) SOLD FOR $9,775.00

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