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New Westley Richards 20g Best Quality Droplock

With safari season drawing to an end our shotguns certainly start to take priority for the avid wing shooter as the game bird seasons get into full swing worldwide. Whilst the British formerly begin shooting mid August with the start of the Red Grouse season, the US tends to get underway mid September with Ruffed Grouse shooting.

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The featured 20 bore droplock is to all intents and purposes our traditional gun as perfected by Westley Richards in 1909. It has a fabulous piece of exhibition marbled walnut that has a wonderful dark figure. Combined with vivid case colour hardening, carved fences and delicate gold touches the gun speaks elegance.

Destined for the USA, it was interesting to find in our archive the catalogue page illustrated below which bestows the virtue of the 20 bore as a gun 'especially adapted for shooting in the United States of America'. Clearly our history and sporting gun connection to the USA has been a long and valued one, something we are proud to continue to this day.

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  • Neil McVeigh on October 25, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Enjoy every minute of use and ownership.Looks absolutely fantastic but its what we disciples now expect from you guys at WR!Keep them coming please!

  • Peter Buckley. on October 25, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Trigger

    That subtle combination of case colour and fabulous timber just does it for me, I will gladly swap my 20 for this particular 20, it looks like it would be ideal for walked up shooting over 'pointing dogs' (HPR's).
    Well chosen to your client.

    Best regards. Peter.

  • Neill on October 26, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    These are rather lovely, I could put them to good use on Saturday if they need testing!

    I don't think there is a gunmaker in the world currently turning out finer guns.

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