I appreciate that many of these photographs have been posted before over the past few years, and that they will be familiar to many of you. Our readership has grown and I am never sure who goes back and visits old posts so I thought that whilst I was sending a client a selection of engraving options for some small bore guns we are building him, that I would post the selection of engraving options that I sent ahead.
It is quite nice to see them all in one group also!
The Westley Richards 'Hummingbird Gun' A 28g & .410 Droplock. Eng. Rashid Hadi.
Pair of Westley Richards 16g Hand Detachable Lock Guns. Eng. Frederique Lepinois
Westley Richards 28g Hand Detachable Lock engraved by Phil Coggan.
Westley Richards .410 Hand Detachable Lock. Engraved by Alan Brown.
Pair of Westley Richards 20g Round Action Sidelocks Engraved by Paul Chung.
Pair of 20g Westley Richards Round Action sidelock shotguns engraved by Shaun Banks.
Very Fine and detailed scroll by Vince Crowley on a .410 Westley Richards.
The cover plate of .410 Hand Detachable Lock Gun. Eng. Vince Crowley.
Carved Fantasy by Paul Lantuch on a pair of 20g Westley RichardsRound Action Sidelock.
Westley Richards .410 Droplock with game engraving by Alan Brown.
Westley Richards 20g Round Action Sidelock with engraving by Florian Guillert.
Westley Richards 20g Hand Detachable Lock engraved by Vince Crowley.
As Above but case colour hardened.
Westley Richards .410 Hand Detachable Lock
The very fine and masterful scroll of Rashid Hadi on a Westley Richards .410 Droplock
As Above, the cover plate by Rashid Hadi with flush gold woodcock.
The Engraved Parts of a 20g Hand Detachable Lock by Vince Crowley.
Silver and Copper inlaid Spaniel by Vince Crowley on Westley Richards .410 Droplock gun.
Raised steel carved grouse and fine scroll on a 20g detachable lock. Vince Crowley.
Brad and Dave Tallett on a Westley Richards .410 Hand Detachable Lock Gun.
Mims Reed on August 4, 2016 at 4:28 am
All are beautiful but that Vince Crowley copper and silver dog really blow my skirt up.
Vance Daigle on August 4, 2016 at 1:53 pm
Good Day Simon,
All works of Art sir, I dare not pick the one I think is best. As there are no best in this battery of guns, each has it's own perfect merits to someone. Thank you for showing these shotguns together, while I may have seen most it is still nice to see them all together giving one a chance to drool without leaving this blog. Great work...each and everyone.
Nick Cargill on August 4, 2016 at 4:24 pm
Thanks for gathering these all together Mr. Clode, it really is a stunning collection of images!
The fine scroll work by both Vince Crowley and Rashid Hadi are particularly stunning as far as I'm concerned.
Rex on August 5, 2016 at 4:02 am
Wow - superb examples of engraving art! So nice to see them all together - and compliments on the photography, you were really able to capture the detail well.
Rob Armstrong on August 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm
Do some of the detachable lock actions have a more rounded shape than others? Example: The 20 gauge gun engraved in relief scroll by Vince Crowley.
Simon Clode on August 7, 2016 at 2:17 pm
Yes they are all individually filed up and some are more round than others, it is a customers preference. Also the lighting plays tricks and enhances some of the straight lines with shadow.