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A Westley Richards 20g Droplock 'Texas' Bird Gun

Destined once again for a good client of ours in the USA is this sweet 20g droplock shotgun. As the client is based in Texas it was only natural to engrave the gun with some nice scenes of dove and Bobwhite quail set amongst some of the cactus brush country familiar to his own ranch.

The scroll is a slightly finer version than we usually use on the larger frame guns and rifles, but we feel that everything should be scaled and in proportion with the frame size. You'll also notice some rose bouquets which we think add a tasteful look and break to the overall engraving design.

One final feature that always works well with these small bore guns are the carved fences which always add a touch of masculinity to an otherwise delicate gun.

Flushing Bobwhite quail in Texas brush country.

Carved fences always add a nice touch to our delicate bird guns.

Classic dove game scene on the right side of the action.

Heel & Plates with horn centre.


  • Neil McVeigh on April 20, 2018 at 3:46 am

    The only fault I can find with this gun is that its not a 16g.Otherwise its truly magnificent.Many years of enjoyment to the new owner.Trig I know these postings on Explora take a lot of organisation and time however, we your humble disciples could not get thru'the week without them.Please ensure our "fixes"continue to flow!

  • Ken Hill on April 20, 2018 at 10:04 am


    Great looking 20 gauge! The engraving theme is well done. Is the butt treatment horn with the heel and toe plates?
    Can you give us the barrel length and weight?

    Also, are you becoming Americanized (using gauge instead of bore)?


    • Trigger on April 23, 2018 at 7:09 am

      Hi Ken

      I have adapted between languages!! Those are indeed metal heel and toe plates with a horn centre which always look very nice on our shotguns although they are a pain to fit!!! The gun has 28" barrels a Woodward pistol grip and weighs 5lb 11 1/2 ounces.

      Best regards


  • Peter Buckley. on April 22, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Hi Trigger

    Continuous quality, it must be gratifying knowing that every commission will be completed to this standard!
    The new owner will certainly be most pleased with his purchase, just love the toe and heel plates with the horn in between, from what I can see the timber looks stunning, is that a prince of wales grip I spy? Many generations will gain pleasure from this beautiful gun!

    Of the last two 20g shotguns on the ‘Explora’ I must say the gun that Ricky posted, the 1906, is an extremely close contender!

    Best regards

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