WESTLEY RICHARDS 400/360 2 3/4" N. E. FALLING BLOCK- "NEW UNDERLEVER" ACTION- MODERN SCOPE BASES
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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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#36996, Westley Richards & Co. London: A Falling Block Single Shot Made about 1909 on Their "New Underlever" Sliding Block Action Single Rifle in Westley Richards High Velocity Nitro Express .360 Bore (400/360 2 3/4" Nitro Express), Nitro Proved at Cordite 41 & 314 Gr. Max, 27 1/2" barrel that is serial numbered to the action, It has their island base with 1 standing & 2 folding sights plus a fold-up elevator sight, Modern installed custom scope bases to fit Leupold rings, 1.5x5 Leupold, Sling eye on the barrel, The action with their side sliding trigger-lock safety, 13 5/8" LOP over a 3/4" Silvers recoil pad, 7 Lbs. 12 Oz., Very solid wood that I believe has the original finish but the forend has had oil added, The wood is extremely sound on both the butt & forend, The checkering has not been re-cut and remains in 80% condition, Horn grip cap, All metal has original blue, The barrel retains 75% blue, The action retains 50% blue with a nice patina, The bore condition remains very good. These Westley "New Underlevers" are not easy to find and the records to this day are unsure of how many; it exceeded 400 but how many beyond that is unknown. This gun is #36996; #34934, #34638 & #34642 were 500 N. E., #36026 was a 600 N. E. and #40946 was a 577 N. E. In 1909 you could drift your way into 178 New Bond St. in London and pull out 19 pounds of British currency and walk out the door with this Single Nitro Express Rifle. If your fancy was a Willesden Canvas Case you added 3 pounds or if you wanted to trumpet your personal success because you are landed gentry with a cavalier lifestyle you laid down an additional 5 pounds and bought the Best Solid Leather case.