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Westley Richards A&D Fixed Lock .470 Double Rifle.

About 20 years ago now, we re-introduced the PH model Anson & Deeley fixed lock double rifle. At the time we did this aimed primarily at the Professional Hunter market. The rifle was specified to be everything that was needed for Africa but without any frills in order to keep the cost down. The rifle was built by exactly the same people as our other rifles and to the same very high standards.

Westley Richards Fixed lock A&D .470

The barrels are chopper lump, the action is a removable hinge pin, A&D action with Model C bolting, manual safe work and Southgate ejectors. Sights were kept simple with a ramp front sight and a standing and folding rear sight. In its original PH offering the wood grade was plainer and the standard format engraving was Gold Name and case colour hardening.

Over the years since introduction we have built a variety of these rifles in .577, .500 and .470 some Gold Name and some fully engraved.

Upgrade the original format too much and the distance to the hand Detachable lock rifle is closed quickly and for this reason we build relatively few of this model. By the time best wood, WR front sight, traditional engraving and other things are added it becomes ever closer to the cost of our standard droplock double which includes these options.

Westley Richards Fixed lock A&D .470

Westley Richards Fixed lock A&D .470


  • vancedaigle on November 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Good Day Simon,

    A while back you put up a WR Gold double Rifle, I think it "screams" simply elegance!!!! I would love to add one to my collection one day. Until then I will continue to look at the one's on your blog. Have a great day sir.

    In Christ

  • Neill Clark on November 10, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Simple, uncluttered, and simply oozing quality, very nice indeed.

  • Chris Buckingham on February 4, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Lovely! In so much better taste than the vulgar heavy relief engraved things you see mostly of now, they look so bling!

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