Antique English W. RICHARDS Double Barrel Side x Side HAMMER 12g Shotgun
VERY NICE 12 Gauge Side by Side w/CHECKERED STOCK
Here we present an antique W. Richards English Double Barrel Side x Side Hammer Shotgun, manufactured circa the mid-1880s in London, England. England and Belgium were the epicenter for European gunmaking all the way through the turn of the century. This is a British 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 very good. Robust action. The bores are bright and smooth. A few thin cracks are present on the left side of the buttstock near the plate, which remain stable. Worn wrist checkering. Markings are legible. lightly engraved locks. Numbers match.
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Barrels: 29-3/4 inches.
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Chambers: 2-1/2 inch with ejectors.
Length of Pull: 14-1/4 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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