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Westley Richards

This rifle was sold at Auction in New Zealand in December 2001. Price realised not known.

Auctioneer:
Militaria.co.nz

 

Deeley-Edge-Metford

Lot 887
.461 Calibre Westley Richards Deeley Edge Metford Match Breech Loading Target Rifle. 32 1/2" heavy round tapered barrel marked "Metford's Patent Rifling", and "B.J. Burgers" in gold lettering, probably a previous owner. Left side of receiver marked "Sole Manufacturers Westley Richards and Co London & Birmingham". Right side marked "Deeley - Edge - Metford Patent Match Rifle". Receiver crown marked "1883" within a triangle. Bore quite good. Finely engraved receiver, breech block lever and trigger guard. Barrel has been reblued. Horn fore-end nose cap. Chequered metal butt cap, trap flap a replacement. Walnut butt stock with a chequered bag shaped pistol grip is a replacement. Has two Gibbs Vernier type adjustable rear sights which were made by Mike Neumann in Johannesburg. The rifle can be fired in the prone or back position. S/N 1082. GWO&C. Comes with 10 custom made rounds and 7 fired custom made cases.

Reproduced
with permission

References

  • The British Falling Block Breechloading Rifle from 1865 by Jonathan G. Kirton. R&R Books, USA, 1997. ISBN 1 884849 21 0
  • British Single Shot Rifles, Volume 4: Westley Richards by Walter G. Winfer. Rowe Publications, USA, 2000. ISBN 0 9707608 0 9
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