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Fabulous Pair Of Westley Richards 'Model de Luxe' 12g Droplock Shotguns

Completed this week are this fabulous pair of Westley Richards 'Modele de Luxe' 12g hand detachable lock shotguns. When originally approached about building this pair of guns the client was kind enough to ask "What would you build?"

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Well there are many things that we would like to build here including a few special projects yet to be patronised. However, in this particular instance we were to look at building a pair of traditional format game guns. With that in mind we decided on our unique hand detachable lock action, with two triggers, automatic safeties, 29" barrels, 2 3/4" chambers, 1/4 and 1/2 choke, both guns being supplied with extra hand detachable locks. For the stocks we selected a fabulous pair of exhibition grade Turkish walnut blanks with Woodward horn capped grips, the butt ends beautifully finished with heel and toe plates separated by a horn centre.

From an engraving perspective the guns have a wonderful, elaborate foliate scroll, the actions featuring carved fences with a shell motif, scroll pyramids up the barrels and gold naming and numbering throughout. Our intention from the start was to build a modern day pair of 'Modele de Luxe' shotguns without compromise.

Complete in antique brown alligator case with full complement of tools they make for a very eye-catching pair of game guns, that will certainly get a good outing this year amongst the late season partridge and pheasant.

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6 Comments

  • Neill on October 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Delightful, glorious work. I'm sure the owner will be delighted.

  • Neil McVeigh on October 6, 2017 at 3:12 am

    They look absolutely fantastic!Well done to all involved in their build.
    To the new owner many years of pleasure in their use.

  • Peter Buckley. on October 6, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Trigger

    Astonishing, fabulous workmanship, phenomenal timber, what a wonderful complete package this is !! How proud will the client be when he takes this pair out of their slips. Just in time for the season.

    Kind regards. Peter.

  • Ken Hill on October 6, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Great looking pair of guns and a nice case with accessories. What is the weight of the guns?

    Ken

    • Trigger on October 12, 2017 at 3:56 am

      Hi Ken

      They weigh 6lb 11ozs. Should be pleasant to shoot with modern 30 gram cartridges.

      All the best

      Trigger

  • Jonathan Tomlinson on October 8, 2017 at 5:01 am

    I don't like them .........................................because they are not mine!!!!!
    "Ne plus ultra!!"

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