Bell and Corbett Outfitters
Richmond, California

W Richards 12 Bore

Titherbarn St, Liverpool address, according to Boothroyds Revised Directory, places manufacture between 1907 and 1917. This extractor gun retains some case coloring on the action and benefits from having had the barrel set, toplever and bottom metal reblacked by slow rust bluing process. Barrels are beautifully struck, thirty inch and both bores measure 0.715 inch, a bit on the tight side. Bore condition is very good. Choke restriction right=0, left=0.016" Nitro proof for 1 1/8oz load. After having chamber wall thickness checked, I had the chambers lengthened by 1/8" to 2 3/4 and forcing cones blended, for use with modern shotshells. Also has fresh recoil pad installed, bringing pull to 14 7/8" and 2 1/4" drop at heel. What I have not dealt with is the top rib moving a bit under the front sight bead, but this has not changed over the 500+ rounds I have fired; the next fellow can have this resoldered easily enough, I suspect. Has older repair of wooden patch in top of comb and one at the fore-end tip, as een in the pictures; I suspect it had some "scarring" at some point. Hinge pin has not been monkeyed-with as far as I can see; still locks-up nicely on face. Comes with case and accessories as shown, or one may purchase the gun alone for $1000. Reasonable offers considered. Shipping and insurance, of course, are extra, and will be determined on a per case basis, together with the buyer. SOLD
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