Westley Richards, Birmingham. Magnificent, 14-bore, Percussion double-barreled Sporting Gun #1851, (coincidentally) completed in 1851 - Price $16,000

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Westley Richards, Birmingham. Magnificent, 14-bore, Percussion double-barreled Sporting Gun #1851, (coincidentally) completed in 1851. Weight: 7 Lbs. 3 oz.  Stock Dimensions: 14”x 1 ½”x 2 ¼”x ¼” cast-off.  Superb 30” Damascus barrels with absolutely mint breeches and bores (.699”/.699”) and thick walls (.047”/.047”) retain most of the original brilliant brown finish. Highly figured Walnut stock retains virtually all the original varnish except for one tiny area at the heel. Overall an absolutely stunning gun showing little or no use with most of the original finish remaining throughout.