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Exquisite Westley Richards .410 Droplock

Happy New Year to you all! What better way to start the new year off than with this exquisite little .410 droplock that was completed just before the Christmas break.

Beautifully engraved with Bobwhite Quail scenes, the gun was fully case colour hardened and then the two game scenes carefully brushed off to highlight the detail. The elaborate scroll with gold bordering is not something we have done for the best part of 25 years now and this updated version reminded us just how good it can look on a small frame scroll back action.

Once again the gun is stocked with a fabulous piece of Turkish walnut which has stunning figure and depth of colour, unquestionably complementing the full case colour hardening.

We are now about to hit the show circuit in the USA and very much look forward to meeting with our clients both old and new, perhaps discussing that special little gun that you are sure is missing from your armoury!

Delicate Bobwhite Quail game scenes decorate the action sides.

Stunning Turkish walnut complements the case colour hardening.

Full case colour hardening.

 The devil is in the detail!


  • Larry on January 1, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Wow, as you stated the depth of that wood is phenomenal! That's as good as one can get!
    And the metal work is not too shabby, either! :)
    Great work and a happy new year to you.

  • Peter Buckley. on January 2, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Hi Trigger

    Yet another 'wonderful' small bore gun! they just keep flowing, long may it continue.

    The elaborate engraving leaving no metalwork without detail, even the owners initials having the extra feather within them, and what appears to be another feather on the end of the trigger guard, do the feathers have any significance for the client?
    The Turkish walnut again magnificent, the colour and figure continuing through the wrist of the stock, sometimes lost with a lesser grade of timber.

    If my eyes don't deceive me this is a left handed built gun as was the previous 'post' the 28 bore, left handed guns being quite uncommon, both destined for the US!

    Wonderful photography, love all the additions surrounding the gun, is that the cartridge bag "Simon" found quite some time ago?

    Kind regards. Peter.

  • Neil McVeigh on January 3, 2018 at 10:42 am

    As I have said on this site before, nobody in the U.K. and few elsewhere can produce this type of work!Hats of to all involved.The lucky owner is going to have great fun with this and rightly so.Neil

  • Neill on January 7, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Trigger, my Gob is thoroughly Smacked!!! I don't I have ever seen finer wood, and combined with the exquisite casehardening and engraving this has to be one of the best guns I have seen on The Explora.

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