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Stunning 28g Droplock Back From Engraving

Another masterpiece has returned recently from one of our top engravers and we have to say that it is certainly one of the prettiest small bore guns that we have seen anywhere in a while.

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The actual engraving is a choice made from several designs that were put forward, aimed specifically at the small bore guns that we build, in this case a 28g droplock. The client was looking for an intricate design that would look both complex and clean on the delicate frame of the gun. The etched background only adding to the overall effect of the design.

As with all elaborate scroll engraving, the actual 'flow' of the scrolls is very important and this particular execution seems to capture that very well. The little carved touches add considerably to the whole design and once case colour hardened, inked and brushed the gun should look spectacular. We look forward to sharing the end result with you.

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  • Vance Daigle on May 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Good day Trigger,

    What a wonderful engraving job!!!! I can see where Westley Richards is holding course, perhaps exceeding previous times with this type of engraving. My hats off to you Trigger. It is wonderful to see that Westley Richards will continue on the course to perfection... under your strong leadership!!! I can hardly wait to see this masterpiece complete. Be well and God Speed!!!

    In Christ

  • Ken Hill on May 28, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I can't wait to see the end result! The "shell" engraving on the breech and onto the barrels looks great. I also like the "shell" engraved elsewhere in places.


  • Larry on May 30, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Stunning work, really. Thank you for always pushing art & craftsmanship to the next level!!! Please post a photo of it colored before it's taken off!

  • Peter Buckley. on June 1, 2017 at 6:16 am


    For me very elaborate engraving but on saying that, beautiful well balanced work by the master engraver, I particularly like the shell design on the fences top lever and trigger guard, extremely well thought out and executed.
    When this deminutive gun is completely brought together I can see it working out perfectly for the client, Westley's, and all concerned.

    Kind regards. Peter.

  • Neill on June 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

    This is terrific workmanship, engraving is such a great art.

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