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Fabulous Webley & Scott .600 Sidelock Double Rifle

Webley & Scott is a name with a long pedigree that can trace its proud Birmingham ancestry back to the early 1800's and the then independent business's of one William Scott and Philip Webley.  Both these individuals ran their respective gun and rifle business's with various family members up until 1897 when a merger between the two took place.  The name subsequently changed in 1906 to Webley & Scott Ltd which is the name this wonderful rifle carries.

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Engraved with both Indian and African dangerous game this has to be one of the finest pre-war .600 sidelock double rifles anywhere. The attention to detail in the engraving is really quite outstanding for the period with a level of shading not seen very often, each vignette complemented with detail of flora in both the fore and background.  The scroll surrounding the scenes, combined with the relief work on the fences, top lever and action body completes a truly superlative rifle.

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6 Comments

  • vance daigle on July 7, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Good day Trigger,

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    this Rifle makes my heart go pitter patter!!
    Great rifle- I love this period engraving. At one time I thought how crude this was, but know after learning about this period, and after putting plenty pebbles into my pouch I can appreciate the beautiful engraving of this era....Thanks for photo's....Be well!!

    FYI: I wish it was in my humble gun room!!

    In Christ
    Vance,

  • Peter Buckley. on July 7, 2017 at 10:56 am

    Dear Trigger

    What an outstanding double rifle by "Webley & Scott" looks as though it has only just been completed.
    On first viewing it appeared to me to have a very subtle calmness about it, everything being a marriage, and I love the lever forend!
    Have you noticed in the engraving of the game even they appear calm and serene, the male Lion looks so majestic, but the look on the face of the Tiger has me smiling, the whole engraving must have been completed by someone who was at one with themselves!
    What a great representative from the famous "Webley & Scott" limited gunmakers.

    Great post.

    Best regards. Peter.

  • Neill on July 7, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    This really is lovely, I had no idea Webley and Scott did such lovely work. I have an inert .600 NE round as a desk ornament, it is an impressive bit of ordnance!

  • David Hodo on July 10, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Wow, had no idea Webley and Scott ever created such a master piece! It makes me that much more proud of my Webley and Scott 1975 12 bore SxS !!!

  • Gary Duffey on July 11, 2017 at 7:37 am

    The .600's that I have seen altogether in person and in photos have always had a thickness and unwieldiness to them. Most particularly the Jefferey snap action. Though I appreciate those rifles, the lever below the trigger guard just adds to much vertical thickness and most of them even with 24" barrels seem too short. This rifle however being a sidelock, and though we can't see a full length picture, goes a long way toward "stretching out" the perception of it's obvious size. I am not sure that this rifle can speak to many stories of hunting as it appears to have certainly lived a very sheltered and domestic life, but it can no doubt provide splendid testimony to the talents of the Gunmakers of that period. It is in everyway a fantastic rifle!

  • JAMES S GODO on January 13, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I am a Webley & Scott collector. I would love to know the history (if known) of this fine double rifle. I have one W&C. Scott Hammerless double rifle, also in a rare caliber (30-06).
    I have heard that the records for Webley and Scott rifles were numbered separately from other Scott doubles. Numbering ending about 14000.
    Such records of the rifles was reported to be lost.
    the gun featured here was certainly the highest grade, either the Premier or the W&R.
    Any info will be appreciated.
    james s. godo

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