I've been trying to get some info on a shotgun I've had since my grandfather passed away.
There are a few markings on it, saying "W. Richards" on both sides. In my research, it seems that if it is not spelled out completely, it may not be a real Westley Richards, but instead a cheaper knock off...
On the top of the barrel, almost faded out, is "laminated steel"
There is a design on the rear of the gun.
The only other marking is the number "3379" on the bottom between the two barrells. When I go to http://www.westleyrichards.co.uk/GUNS/G ... entication
and type it in, it shows the gun was made in 1865. Does this mean that they made the gun, or that it was just made in 1865?
If anyone can help guide me on whether this is worth much or not, I would really appreciate it. If it is, I will get the history authentication from the website and then possible sell it.
Thanks, and please take a look at the pictures!