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King Solomon's Mines - The Stewart Granger .577

For Christmas 2014 Trigger very kindly found and gave me an original poster for the Film "King Solomon's Mines"  which starred Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr and which we used to illustrate in our bicentennial book. There was much delay in getting the very fragile poster to London on my behalf but finally on my return to UK yesterday, Graham Harrison framers had returned the poster and it now hangs proudly, filling the last vacant piece of wall space in my apartment on top of the factory. It makes a wonderful addition to all the ephemera covering the walls.

King Solomon's Mines, Poster, Film, Westley Richards

Whilst filming "King Solomon's Mines" Stewart 'Jimmy' Granger visited the Westley Richards Conduit Street shop and purchased a .577 which he then took on various Safari's which he made both during and after the filming. Granger's rifles are notable in that they have the game killed on Safari inlaid in gold into the stock

Stewart Granger on SafariStewart Granger on Safari.

Westley Richards, .577, Stewart Granger Stewart Granger's .577 Single Trigger Droplock Westley Richards

 

3 Comments

  • Gary Duffey on June 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I can't help but notice the tape on the stock in the photo and the cross bolt screw in the photo. I'm guessing dropped from vehicle bed height? A detachable lock, single trigger ejector in .577 is 'the' classic safari rifle in my mind. Another rifle that begs to tell wonderful stories. This is a great one!!

  • LD on June 24, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Obviously a great rifle and a cool poster, but damn...what a warthog!!

    • Simon Clode on June 24, 2015 at 3:16 pm

      I was wondering who would be the first to spot that! It is the 100lb'er of warthogs!

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