Westley Richards one of a pair

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  1. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Dated to approx 1880's in need of TLC I have been asked to dispose of a black powder proof ejector Westley Richards, no2 of a pair but sadly not wanted currently on matched pairs.
    It is worth about 5 or 600 pounds more restored than it would cost to do but as it is out of proof I can only sell to another dealer. It also comes with a W&C Scott Nitro proofed non ejector in similar state. Barrelsn pitted and dented and worth about £100. If any hobbyists want to see pics I'll put some up but its going to another local dealer for a project and parts in 3 weeks if I dont get an offer?
  2. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Slap some pics up, I might be game.
  3. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator


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  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Ok so both guns came in and the current option is a salle to a local smith who willl part one and refurb t other. Sell at auction as major parts and stand to lose. Sell to an arsser for a project, sorry if the picture quality isnt what it should be, shit light today and unfamiliar camera (my eldest lads).
    We have the Westley Richards next to the W&C Scott followed by some pics of the Westley on its own. Both guns barrels are pitted and dented but for a project gun the WR is an interesting option;

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  6. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Oooh, I might be game, let me try and organise logistics, I'm not due down south for quite some time, but I'm sure one of my oppos from the factory who is an RFD could pick them up and hang on to them til my next trip to the smoke.

    What sort of work are we talking about for the Westley? I'm assuming it will need rejointing prior to proof? So long as it doesn't need new barrels I'll probably be up for it.
  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Well WR is BP only and althogh has a fair bit of barrel left has a lot of pits and dents. If you want to talk via PM I am happy. These I am shifting for the friend of an arsser and although they were inherited he is happy to sell them as they havent been shot for a long time nor looked after which is a pity.
    Mates welcome to collect, I am willing to wait for donation as its not my money tied up in it!
    Now back to porn