John Deeley Juniors Gun The first 12-bore single-trigger boxlock ejector gun by Westley Richards, no. 13337
Lot 296S2
The first 12-bore single-trigger boxlock ejector gun by Westley Richards, no. 13337 Built for John Deeley Junior
Sold for £4,200 (US$ 6,863) inc. premium

Lot Details
The first 12-bore single-trigger boxlock ejector gun by Westley Richards, no. 13337 Built for John Deeley Junior
Westley Richards patent fully-selective single-trigger, the sides of the action-body with the makers name engraved in a scrolling banner surrounded by best foliate-scrollwork, the action-flat stamped Deeley's Patent No. 1, Anson & Deeley's Patent 1391, 'Safe' inlaid in gold, well-figured stock with chequered side-panels, semi-pistolgrip and renewed leather-covered recoil-pad, the oval engraved 'J.D.', horn-tipped forend with Deeley patent catch, the browned damascus barrels with game-rib engraved Westley Richards, 170 New Bond St., London
Weight 6lb. 11½oz., 14¼in. pull (13in. stock), 30in. barrels, both approx. I.C., 2½in. chambers, Birmingham Black Powder proof (bore-diameters marginal)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Westley Richards Collection

    Together with a facsimilie of the makers' records, showing that the gun was completed in 1879 for John Deeley Junior, and was the first to use the Westley Richards 'one-trigger' system. It was completed only three months after his father's gun, which is offered as the following lot
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
S2 Section 2 firearm

Section 2 lots require a valid British Shotgun certificate, RFD (Registered Firearms Dealer) Licence or import licence.

Similar Items