A fine .303 boxlock ejector rifle by Westley Richards, no. 15686 In a Westley Richards brass-mounted oak and leather case
Lot 88S1
A fine .303 boxlock ejector rifle by Westley Richards, no. 15686
In a Westley Richards brass-mounted oak and leather case
Sold for £12,500 (US$ 20,997) inc. premium
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A fine .303 boxlock ejector rifle by Westley Richards, no. 15686 In a Westley Richards brass-mounted oak and leather case A fine .303 boxlock ejector rifle by Westley Richards, no. 15686 In a Westley Richards brass-mounted oak and leather case
Lot Details
A fine .303 boxlock ejector rifle by Westley Richards, no. 15686
Best foliate-scroll engraving, the underside engraved depicting an elephant, some hardening-colour, safety with stalking-latch, well-figured stock with chequered side-panels, pistolgrip with engraved colour-hardened pistolgrip-cap, cheek-piece, engraved heel-and-toe plates, sling-swivels, the Krupp Steel chopper-lump barrels engraved Westley Richards. 178 New Bond Street. London. For W. R. Special .303 Cartridge with open-sights for 100, 200 and 300 yards and engraved ramp-mounted bead-foresight
Weight 8lb. 14oz., 14 3/8in. stock, 28in. barrels, London nitro proof
In a Westley Richards brass-mounted oak and leather case

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed in 1899

    Provenance:
    Viscount Castlereagh
    Please see Lots 53 & 89
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