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New Westley Richards .470 Droplock Double rifle

Once again the team of craftsman here at the Westley Richards factory have completed yet another stunning droplock double rifle, in this instance in the tried and tested .470 3 1⁄4" nitro express.

Whilst it might take upwards of three years to build a rifle of this quality, we appear on the surface to be one of the few British gun and rifle makers consistently delivering new double rifles to a worldwide clientele. Our current order book has 7 x 57R, .375 H&H Belted Magnum, .375 Flanged Magnum, .450/.400 3", .470, .500, .577 and .600 nitro express double rifles in production with the orders for such remaining strong. It would appear that the double rifle is the pinnacle of gunmaking excellence and regardless of whether a client is actually ever going to hunt with one, they certainly feel the need to own one!

The wood on this particular rifle, even by our standards has finished beautifully, merely enhancing the quality of craftsmanship carried out here in Birmingham. Long may the traditions of building the double rifle continue to thrive.

 Buffalo game scene cameo on cover plate.

Vivid case colour hardening executed by the St.Ledger brothers.

Stunning exhibition grade walnut finished by hand to a high gloss sheen.

4 Comments

  • Peter on June 16, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Hi Trigger,

    This rifle is surely one of the most beautiful I've ever seen! The wood, the engraving, the unmistakable look of a Westley Richards double rifle, absolutely brilliant!
    Congrats to all involved in the making of this piece of pure art.

    Best regards,
    Peter.

  • Chris Buckingham on June 17, 2018 at 5:54 am

    A superb example of the gunmakers art, wonderful wood, I could sit and look at that for many enjoyable hours, and in a very practical calibre, congratulations to all involved, long may you thrive!

  • David Hodo on June 18, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Just plain gorgeous!

  • Peter Buckley. on June 20, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Hi Trigger

    Again and again the whole of Westley Richards team rise to the challenge culminating into yet another trade mark gun, fabulous craftsmanship all round!!

    Best regards

    Peter.

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