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Unusual And Unique New Pair of Westley Richards 20g Droplock Shotguns

Westley Richards is noted for the diversity of engraving that regularly graces the pages of this blog and it is always fun to note peoples reactions to the individual projects we undertake.

The pair of guns shown here would appear at first glance to be a pair of sidelock shotguns, but are in fact a pair of our side plated droplock shotguns in 20 bore, fitted with all the usual Westley Richards features, including our single selective trigger. As an alternative to the traditional sidelock shotgun they make for a great gun and are without question unique to Westley Richards.

As you begin to scroll down through the images you'll begin to notice just how different the engraving is! The client in this instance lives both in the UK and South Africa these guns being a reflection on his various passions. In the UK he has a wonderful Aston Martin DB5 and regular fly's around in his Squirrel helicopter. Down in South Africa he keeps a vintage Willy's Jeep from World War II and lives within view of Table Mountain one of the most easily recognisable landmarks. The Giraffe is a favourite animal of the family and we had to be very carefully in the selection of the correct sub species as the various giraffe found throughout Africa have quite distinct markings.

The guns are wrapped in a tight rose and fine scroll pattern with the usual 1 and 2 numbering replaced with a single pheasant flying and a pair of pheasant flying. Complemented with a buffalo skin case the guns carry forward the Africa theme and should certainly make for an interesting conversation piece come the shooting season!

Aston Martin DB5 And The Southern Giraffe In View Of Table Mountain.

The Family Crest Adorns The Underside Of The Actions. 

Vintage World War II Willy's Jeep And Squirrel Helicopter.


  • Neil McVeigh on June 7, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Words do not express how fantastic they look.I think its a case of one picture being worth a thousand words!Long may the new owner enjoy them.Keep them coming guys.

  • David Hodo on June 8, 2018 at 2:34 am

    Unique for sure. I cannot recall ever seeing such a variety of engraving subjects on a matched pair of guns of any brand, but especially WR. I am not quite sure what to make of this! My feeble mind is just spinning about now!!!

    But congratulations to the owner that now surely owns a one of a kind set of
    Westley Richards guns!
    David Hodo

  • Peter Buckley. on June 8, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Hi Trigger

    “Incredible” such individuality, firstly to choose side plates and then have them engraved with his passions shows everyone he knows exactly what he wants in life!
    This beautiful pair of guns reflects not only ‘Westley Richards’ capabilities but this persons passionate view of his interests and of course not forgetting his family and family history, extremely well chosen that man!!

    (My personal favourite engraving is the Giraffe.)

    Kind regards

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