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Westley Richards Two Barrel Configured Detachable Barrel Rifle

The popularity of our detachable barrel magazine rifles never seems to wane. For sheer practicality when travelling it still holds court and has a loyal following with Westley Richards. Truth is we were producing detachable barrel rifles over 100 years ago and so the tradition is a continuation of that heritage.

For the all round hunter who may occasionally shoot thick skinned dangerous game it has to be said that the calibre choice of .300 Winchester Magnum and .375 Holland & Holland Magnum makes perfect sense. Each calibre is iconic in its own right, with the .375 Holland claiming to be the father of all belted magnums, including the .300 Winchester, which is based on the same case. To anyone familiar with this blog, neither cartridge should require any introduction as they constantly show a presence in our order book.

Simplicity combined with attention to detail in the finishing make for an understated yet beautiful rifle. Most pre-war vintage magazine rifles were built with the same standards in mind.

Whilst these current climes have proved frustrating for many a hunter there is no harm in planning for the future and getting ready for the next great hunting adventure. Certainly when things calm down we can all expect to be on the happy hunting trail and whether in North America, Africa, Asia or the South Pacific, the compactness and versatility of this rifle will without question come into its own.

Built in .300 Winchester Magnum and .375 Holland & Holland Magnum calibre, this detachable barrel rifle can travel practically anywhere and take any species of big game.

The push down barrel catch has characteristics of our Deeley catch as found on the double guns and rifles that we build.
The final compact package is understated, yet practical. The rolled stitched edge case is a classic of Westley Richards and can be found dating back to the early 1900's.

 

8 Comments

  • Nick on January 31, 2021 at 5:37 am

    Trigger
    An absolutely wonderful takedown rifle !
    I am suitably impressed with the new lever to detach the barrel. I wasn’t a fan of the lever on the side of the forearm as on previous examples I’ve seen.
    I think we spoke about this when I was at the factory a couple of years ago!

    Guess we will now have to talk seriously about one......
    425 and 318 perhaps?

    Cheers

    Nick

    • Trigger on February 1, 2021 at 5:10 am

      Sounds a plan to me Nick. We have previously looked into combining both calibres on the one action. Certainly an interesting proposition!

      All the very best

      'Trigger'

  • Sajjad Hussain on February 2, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Very Nice Rifle

  • Charles A. Huettner on February 16, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Love the combination, but what about a 308 Win and 338 Win for Whitetail and Elk hunting ?

    • Trigger on February 16, 2021 at 12:56 pm

      Dear Charles

      An interesting question, but you need to consider the parent case. If you are refer to the standard .308 Win and the .338 Winchester Magnum then you have two very different cases and in reality very different actions. One is built on a short action, the other ideally on a magnum. Perhaps a .300 Win Mag and .338 Win Mag would work better.

      All the best

      'Trigger'

  • Peter Buckley. on February 16, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Trigger

    Astounding, magical, beautiful practical rifle, love it.

    Very best regards,

    Peter.

  • Daniel Taljaard on April 1, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    416 Remington and 8 mm Remington would be the perfect combination.

  • Daniel on April 2, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    The best combination would be 416 Remington and 8 mm Remington.

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