Antique Belgian W. RICHARDS Double Barrel Side x Side HAMMER 12g Shotgun
12 Gauge Side by Side w/CHECKERED STOCK
Here we present an antique W. Richards Belgian Double Barrel Side x Side Hammer Shotgun, manufactured circa the mid-1880s in Liege, Belgium. England and Belgium were the epicenter for European gunmaking all the way through the turn of the century. This is a Belgian fowling piece that is elegant in its simplicity and practicality. This double barrel hammer gun would have been primarily a sporting firearm designed for hunting fowl or taken out on a Saturday afternoon for a little skeet shooting! And, it was always good to have a shotgun around the house just in case ne’er do wells happened to show up with ill intentions.
The overall condition is good. Original brown patina. Strong action. The bore are good for their ages. Solid stock. The buttplate is absent. Markings are legible. Beautiful damascus barrels. The right barrel has a few dents and dings.
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Barrels: 26 inches.
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2-3/4 inch with extractor.
Length of Pull: 14-3/16 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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