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A New Scroll Back .470 Droplock Double Rifle.

The .470 3 1/4" nitro express remains an old faithful in the big game hunting world, this is the latest rifle in this popular calibre to be completed here at the factory. This example is of a traditional format with our hand detachable locks, hinged cover plate, model 'C' dolls head fastener, patent combination foresight, Deeley forend fastener, finished with classic full fine scroll coverage and vivid case colour hardening.

Westley Richards .470

One of the nicest features and one that you have probably been seeing more of recently on our droplock double rifles, is the 'scroll back' edge to the action. Found more commonly on all our best grade shotguns, in recent years it has proved very popular on the double rifles. The first models we made with this feature were the set of Bicentennial rifles in 2012.

Pre war examples do exist but are very few and far between. The scroll back does seem to add an element of finesse to the droplock double rifle action and enables giving a more rounded appearance to the file up for those who like that. We are sure that it will continue to be very popular.

Westley Richards .470 Droplock Rifle.



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Westley Richards 470 droplock double rifleAn original .476 scroll back droplock double rifle built in 1929. 


  • Neill on December 9, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Great work as always Trigger, thank you for the photos.

  • Neil McVeigh on December 10, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Trigger it looks a beauty.Has the "scroll back" any function other than decorative?Neil

    • Simon Clode on December 10, 2016 at 8:00 am

      No purpose other than decoration Neill. I bought and sold the .476 about 20 years ago and have been trying, without success to buy it back ever since! It has always been one of the favourite rifles and hence copying it as the Bicentenial Model

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