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$ 7,059) inc. premium
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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)

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  • 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
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