Just in time to start some serious quail hunting is this sweet little 28 bore droplock shotgun. Unusual for our droplock shotgun format is the wooden panel with drop point behind the scroll back which is normally reserved for our droplock double rifles. It certainly adds a unique touch to the shotgun and as with all things Westley Richards, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
From an engraving perspective a bold acanthus leaf layout with carved vine leaf and grape fences has been designed to fit around the dainty frame of the gun. Once again it highlights the diversity in Westley Richards engraving portfolio and proves that when carefully designed and executed the uninterrupted surface of the droplock can accommodate all manner of engraving.
Weighing a sublime 5lb 4ozs and fitted with Teague multi chokes, the gun should prove deadly in the quail cover of Texas.
Peter Buckley. on November 14, 2017 at 3:04 am
I see 'Westley Richards' have yet again created an individual beautiful gun, a gun the owner will be so proud to use and be seen with!
At 5lbs 4ozs it shouldn't cause the user any fatigue on a day's quail shooting, an ideal gun at an ideal weight, beautifully cased.
If the client gets fed up with it let me know, I will give it a good home.
Would it be possible to let me know what range of choking the client has chosen with the Teague multi chokes?
And to the client, great choice!
Kind regards. Peter.
Trigger on November 16, 2017 at 12:36 pm
The client opted for the US designations of IC, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and Full. A fairly good range of Teague chokes that should cover most eventualities.
Peter Buckley. on November 16, 2017 at 4:17 am
Just looking at the photos again and I noticed in the last photo that the toe of the stock is hidden beneath the barrels, isn't this a 'Churchill' style, I don't think I can recall seeing this in any Westley Richards case until now, I'm probably wrong but you will correct me I'm sure! Is it something that the client asked for to make the case just that little bit smaller?
It certainly doesn't detract from the fact it's a superb gun beautifully cased.
Best regards. Peter.
Trigger on November 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm
We have completed a few cases recently with the 'toe under' fitting so as to reduce the size of the case. Some clients are wanting to keep everything as compact as possible. It works really well with the small gauge guns.