W Richards Double Barrel Shotgun Identification


Picked up this puppy (think it is a 12 Gauge) and trying to understand it markings and history. It will be nothing but a wall hanger. I can't explain it - but I really love its looks and feel. And yes - I know this puppy is probably fake - but, it is still old! Anyway - any help would be great!
I have included some pictures - if you can help ID the markings - that would be wonderful.
The rectangle on the barrel says (I think): Laminated Steel
Edited by VPNAVY (04/15/1407:55 AM)
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The Internet's Best Resource for Shotgun Information Shotgunworld.com. W. Richards Belgium Double Barrel - Help with identification Chat 1 Calendar Photos FAQ. I hope I'm in the right spot here. I purchased a very old double barrel, duel hammer shotgun. It has no identifying name on it, but I have been able to discern that the barrel was made in Belgium. I'm thinking its an old Ithica but I'm not sure. The serial number on it is 15834. W,Richards Shotgun I have a W.Richards 12 guage double barrel shotgun that was made about 1870 and was my grandfathers gun and has been in my family since approx 1905. It has W.Richards on both side gunn, I have found no other markings are numbers. It has the orginal stock on it, but is cracked. I would like to get it appraised. Side by Side Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun by W. 12 gauge, 32-inch damascus barrels with textured rib. Back action hammer locks marked: W. Double triggers. Checkered walnut stocks with pistolgrip and hard rubber buttplate. Condition: Fair. Nice W Richards 12 ga. Hammer double barrel. This is a beautiful antique shotgun made in the 1880s. In great conditio. On May 23, 2020.


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