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Back to Work, the Summer is Over and Deliveries Start Again!

Thank you for the short break! With August now all but over, the holidays are finished and the team here at the factory  is back to full strength, some form of normality will be regained. Summer is always a difficult time to get gunmaking done, the engravers are on holiday, the case hardeners go on holiday, the barrel blackers go on holiday and when they come back, our finishers have gone on holiday! Two months of intermittent completions now behind us.


Over the next few months we have some super new guns coming up to finishing, The .600 sidelock Africa rifle is in its final weeks of engraving as is another major project being worked on by Vince Crowley. The pair of 4 bore guns just require the barrels back from the blackers and they will then be ready to go to their new owner after a brief stop in the photo studio as will another 20g Ovundo. In the hardening shop with St Ledger we patiently await 5 guns, the set of 3 small bore shotguns a double rifle and the first falling block Farquharson we have built in many years. So some great stuff to show you in the months ahead and I look forward to doing so.

Gunmaking at Westley RichardsAdam on final assembly and fit of a Take Down rifle.

Gunmaking at Westley RichardsStewart preparing a pair of rifle barrels for regulating.

Gunmaking at Westley RichardsKeith offering up a pair of double rifles to a stock blank for layout.

Gunmaking at Westley RichardsJosef preparing a droplock shotgun for proof.

Gunmaking at Westley RichardsJason on his final 4g lock plate.

Gunmaking at Westley RichardsJames tinning a barrel band with sling attachment to a bolt rifle.


  • Fowad on August 31, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    When I visited the factory on the 7th august I met a few from the team. It was a Friday and still the team was kind enough to show me the details, thanks to you for the time spared for me and say my regards to Ricky for the show around and details which he took time to show me.

  • Larry on September 1, 2015 at 12:04 am

    VERY much looking forward to seeing the farquharson rifle... One of my favorites! What's the caliber? And is it a takedown?

  • vancedaigle on September 1, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Good Day Sir,

    Good to see you and your staff are back from a little rest and relaxation. I hope everyone returned well and are or back to there craft. Funny you go on vacation and leave the factory, I am leaving the USA and heading to your factory for vacation. I guess the relaxation is in the eye of the beholder. But next year if you want a little time away, the asphalt business could use a fresh face....Spokesman perhaps?? HAHA

    It sounds like your future Blogs are going to be a hoot to enjoy....

    In Christ

    • Simon Clode on September 1, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      I didn't actually leave the factory Vance, everybody else did so I had to fill other shoes for a week! No time to post so I did have a week off that!

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