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Gunmakers Shoot at The Gatten

Last month, the gunmakers and apprentices travelled across to a very beautiful but windy Shropshire estate to let off some steam and enjoy a driven pheasant day. A jolly good time was had by all, with plenty of one-upmanship and banter taking place between drives and on the pegs. We invited Brett to come along with the group to capture the shoot in all its glory and bond with the team.

 


The Explora Blog is the world’s premier online journal for field sports enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, conservationists and admirers of bespoke gunmaking, fine leather goods and timeless safari clothes. Each month Westley Richards publishes up to 8 blog posts on a range of topics with an avid readership totalling 500,000+ page views per year.

Blog post topics include: Finished custom rifles and bespoke guns leaving the Westley Richards factory; examples of heritage firearms with unique designs and celebrated owners like James Sutherland and Frederick Courtenay Selous; the latest from the company pre-owned guns and rifles collection; interviews with the makers from the gun and leather factory; new season safari wear and country clothing; recent additions to our luxury travel bags and sporting leather goodsrange; time well spent out in the field; latest news in the sporting world; and key international conservation stories.

4 Comments

  • Robert on December 28, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Nice to see lots of side by sides in use.

  • Peter Loam on December 28, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    So good to see a predominance of side you sides, They just look so RIGHT!

  • Miles Gilbert on January 11, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    Greetings from snowy northern AZ,
    What delightful memories this brought to mind. I was blessed to shoot at the Gatten with a group of Guns who all used black powder sporting guns including flint and percussion muzzle loaders, pin fire and center fire ignition. Known as the Black Hand Gang, they appeared in my article titled 'Black Hands and Red Legs' in the autumn 2008 Double Gun Journal.
    Best regards and compliments to the photographer. I can almost smell that nitrocellulose and enjoy 'aroma therapy' vicariously.

  • Paul Phelan on January 12, 2022 at 12:43 am

    That looked wonderful, well done . Great guns and an great day .

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