A Used Westley Richards 12g, 28″ Heronshaw Model Game Gun.

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I am fortunate, that in the Westley Richards used gun department, we deal with a wide variety of guns and rifles made by a whole host of different makers and it is with genuine excitement and intrigue that when a ‘new’ preowned gun comes through the doors, I get to unwrap the parcel and find out what’s inside. Sometimes my excitement is short lived when the gun is not what we’re looking for but luckily, for the majority of the time, the excitement stays with me as we offer the gun for sale.

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This gun is the perfect example of that. It’s a beautiful Westley Richards Heronshaw boxlock ejector in superb original condition. Featuring 28”barrels, 2 ½” chambers, choked ¼ & Full which nearly all Heronshaw guns were choked. The action is a fixed lock, double trigger with all the normal Westley features, snap lever work, model ‘C’ dolls head extension and beetle back safety. The engraving is of our classic Westley scroll style which is unusual for a Heronshaw as they normally were engraved with a basket weave. It retains a good amount of original case colour hardening and the stock is highly figured with a very nice finish to it, measuring 14 5/8 to centre. The gun was completed in 1935 and comes in a leather case with accessories. It will be on our used gun site shortly at £4,995.

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The first models of the Heronshaw were built from around 1920 onward and were sold as more of a value ejector gun as an alternative to the more expensive hand detachable lock. Priced at £52 and 10 shillings for a double trigger and £63 for a single, the Heronshaw proved to be a popular model with some later models having single selective triggers and hinged cover plates for inspection. It is a personal favourite of mine and is a solid, well made boxlock ejector that carries its own style of beauty and certainly stands out from the other boxlocks on the market. Should you not be lucky enough get your hands on this one, I have two more due in very soon!

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2 thoughts on “A Used Westley Richards 12g, 28″ Heronshaw Model Game Gun.

  1. Good Day Ricky,

    Very nice find, with this gun!!! I was lucky enough to purchase the last Heronshaw that was for sale on the used gun site. It also came in the orignal case, what a fun gun to shoot. A true Westley Richards for us cost conscious consumers that want to shoot the best but must live on a budget. Funny thing whenever I take it in the field I always get the same responce…WOW you shoot a Westley Richards!!!! Someone will get a great Christmas present to have this year for ceratin, I am enjoying mine.

    In Christ
    Vance,

  2. Hi Ricky, I think we talked about this gun on my visit! I’ll be hunting another Santa Clause today to request this one last present!!! As usual, a beautiful gun!!!

    David

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