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Seller: Weeping Willow Weapons
Member Since: 11/25/09
State: New Jersey
Country: United States
Phone: (908) 797-7575
Seller Type:Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
WESTLEY RICHARDS 470 N. E. HAND DETACHABLE DROPLOCK built for a MAHARAJA in 1911- .375 Flgd. & 20 Ga. barrels
#17085, Westley Richards Hand Detachable Ejector (Droplock) 470 N.E. with "C" Bolting Dolls Head Third Fastener, Completed for an Indian Maharaja in October of 1911, Original & correct 21" shoe lump barrels and so lettered by Westley Richards, 1/4 rib with 1 standing & 1 folding rear sights, Westley style spring actuated fold over sight protector with a fold-up night sight, Barrels by Harry Lilly, Hinged cover plate, Double triggers, Bushed strikers, Top tang bolted safety, A very nice piece of wood with excellent color and contrast with deep black and brown contrast, Shadow line cheekpiece, Checkered side panels with drop points, Engraved trapdoor steel grip cap with a spare front sight, Deeley & Edge forend release, Forend with a horn tip, 14 3/8" LOP over a 7/8" Silvers pad, 10 lbs. 1 oz., 98% engraving coverage of scroll engraving with 1 fairly large vignettes with an Elephant on the cover plate plus a Rhino on the trigger guard, Case colors appear to be original, The bores are very good. Cased in a vintage brass cornered oak & leather trunk with 3 original trade label and some accessories, Bailey Bradshaw from installed 2 extra sets of barrels to this Westley frame. One a 375 Flanged Magnum set and the other a 20 bore set of barrels. The 375 Flanged are 25 3/4" extractor shoe lump barrels, 1/4 rib with 1 standing & 1 folding rear sights, Westley type spring actuated fold over sight protector with a fold-up night sight, He then installed a single lever QD mount with a 1.25 x 4 Swarovski to the 375 1/4 rib. He installed a forend with a Deeley & Edge type of release. Bradshaw then engraved the 1/4 rib, sight protector and the forend iron. With the 375 barrels it is 10 lbs. 14 oz. and 12 lbs. 1 oz. with the scope installed. The 20 bore barrels are 30" extractor monobloc type at .631 .044 & .039" (Super Full & Super Full), 3" chambers and the forend with a Deeley & Edge type of release. Bradshaw then engraved the rib at the breech and the forend iron. The gun is 7 lbs. 10 oz. with these 20 bore barrels. Simon Clode knew this rifle and called it the perfect Elephant gun, well balanced and quick pointing.