Rickard Double Barrel 12 Gauge Coach Gun

PENDING SALE to M.V.: Belgian-made W. Rickard double-barrel 12 gauge coach gun, circa 1890. Marked “RICKARD” To explain: W. Rickard was a trade name for guns manufactured primarily for the British and American markets, by both Henri Pieper, S.A. and F. Dumoulin. Both companies were located in Liege, Belgium. It has exposed hammers and double triggers. The Belgian Damascus twist barrels have been shortened to 20 inches, with a new bead sight in place. Barrel rib is marked “TWIST BELGIUM”. Has 2-1/2″ chambers. Cylinder bore (No choke.) It is still fully functional, but not safe to shoot with smokeless 12 gauge shells. Has some freckling in the bores, but a tight lock up. Exterior finish is almost entirely gray patina. The stock, foreend, and buttplate are in good condition. The left-side hammer screw has been replaced with a brass screw. Since its barrels have already been shortened, this is a good candidate for refinishing with Cerakote or Brownells Gunkote. With its Damascus steel barrels this gun is being sold as a non-shooter, unless Savage Four Tenner (.410 gauge) inserts, Chaszel 20 gauge or .410 inserts are exclusively used. The inserts shown in some of the photos are not included. They are shown as examples only. (PNL-090) Price: $475

Make

Model

Double Barrel

Production Date

1890

Caliber

$475.00 (PRE-1965)