A fine .577 single-trigger detachable-boxlock ejector rifle by Westley Richards, no. 16650
Westley Richards patent fully-selective single-trigger with barrel-selector slide, automatic-safety with stalking-latch, hand-detachable locks, best bold foliate-scroll engraving, the floorplate engraved depicting an elephant, figured stock with chequered side-panels, pistolgrip with engraved pistolgrip-cap (and trap), cheek-piece and recoil-pad (perished), sling-eyes, horn-tipped forend the shortened barrels engraved 'Westley Richards 178 New Bond St. London Gun Makers by Special Appointment to His Majesty King Edward VII, Specially Sighted for Axite Powder 750 GRS Bullet, with scroll engraved matt sight rib with open-sights 100, 200 and 300 sights and block-mounted bead-foresight with fold-away moon-sight and foresight-protector
Weight 14lb. 1oz., 13¾in. pull, 25 7/8in. barrels, nitro proof
In a Westley Richards brass-mounted canvas case (the lid impressed 'Major G.H. Anderson'), together with a spare set of locks in a faux crocodile skin case with a green velvet lining.
- Please note that there is a hairline crack in the stock to the rear of the top tang