A Fine Collection of Used Guns at Westley Richards.

LD Manager of Westley Richards USA

My father has been a gun dealer for as long as I can remember. In turn, I sold my first gun when I was only 11 and by the time I was out of high school I had made the gun business my career choice as well. As my career moved on and I was buying, selling and trading guns, I became enamoured with Best English guns, in particular  those made by Wesley Richards. Through a mutual friend I met Simon Clode and I was happy to help him with his logistics during the Safari Club show season, help he was glad to accept. More and more I bought and sold fine guns and more and more I found myself calling on Simon for advice. What started as some friendly help became a mentorship that eventually evolved into a job offer, and really the only offer that could lure me away from the family business.

When Simon broke the news of my new position of manager of the Westley Richards Agency back in July, I was somewhere between Bozeman, MT and Gulf Breeze, FL as I was moving shops. Simon had wanted to keep the move quiet and seamless and announced the move only when we were packed out of Bozeman and on the way south.

The drive was a precursor to the long days ahead as we started to remodel our new space in Gulf Breeze and my training would start on how things get done the Westley Richards way. While new gun making has always been the hallmark of the firms two hundred year history and remains the core focus of the business, the buying and selling of rare and fine guns has also always played an extremely important role in the company’s success. Westley Richards offers a quiet, discreet and personal service for its clients offering a unique ability to acquire and sell fine and rare guns based on many years experience and many ‘little black books’ recording what guns are where.

There are two chapters from our company’s history book “In Pursuit of the Best Gun”, that are most interesting to me, they cover Walter Clode’s and Malcolm Lyell’s tenures with Westley Richards. Each of these chapters highlight their contributions, not only to the English gun trade, but to the American gun market as well, by dealing in high quality firearms, widely from India, to the American gun collector. Today that same tradition is carried on by Simon Clode, who has been quietly selling the World’s finest guns for 30 years.

Here at the Westley Richards Agency, I will be doing what I feel I do best, and that is finding and selling fine guns. I will be available to assist in making new gun orders and answering questions as well as help with receiving orders that are imported from the U.K. But one aspect I am most excited about is the handling of the select and very high quality second hand guns that come through the agency.

The dealing of used guns is an important part of Westley Richards’ history and I’m looking forward to carrying on that tradition to the very high standards set.

Today, I am very pleased to introduce a very nice, small collection of guns and rifles which we have recently received these are new to the market and will be available on our used guns site during the coming week. These guns and rifles are all based here in USA and I would welcome any calls of interest.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (1 of 27) James Purdey & Sons .375 H&H Magnum Express Rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (2 of 27) James Purdey & Sons. 12g Over and Under 2 barrel set.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (3 of 27) Holland & Holland Royal .500 3″ Double Rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (4 of 27) Holland & Holland Royal 500/450 Double Rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (5 of 27) Holland & Holland Royal .375 Flanged Magnum double rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (6 of 27) James Purdey & Sons. A Pair of 20g 28″ game guns as new.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (7 of 27) As Above.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (8 of 27) James Purdey & Sons. 12g Over and Under two barrel set as new.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (9 of 27) As Above

Used Guns at Westley Richards (15 of 27) John Rigby & Co. .470 double rifle. (Not Rising Bite)

Used Guns at Westley Richards (14 of 27) Holland & Holland Royal .500 Double Rifle, cased and unfired.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (13 of 27) Westley Richards Hand Detachable Lock ‘droplock’ .470 Double Rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (12 of 27) Holland & Holland Royal .500/450 double rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (11 of 27) Holland & Holland Royal .375 Flanged Magnum Double Rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (10 of 27) James Purdey & Sons. A .375 H&H Magnum Express Double Rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (16 of 27) James Purdey & Sons. A Vintage .369 Purdey Express Double Rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (17 of 27) Holland & Holland. A Pair of 12g ‘Sporter’ Over and Under guns.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (18 of 27) Pair of E. J. Churchill 12g sidelock game guns.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (20 of 27) Westley Richards .300 WSM bolt action rifle built in Kurtz action.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (21 of 27) Asprey, London. A 300 Win Mag Carbine rifle.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (27 of 27) Fabbri 12g Over Under.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (26 of 27) Fabbri 12g Over Under

Used Guns at Westley Richards (25 of 27) Fabbri 12g Over Under Shotgun

Used Guns at Westley Richards (24 of 27) Holland & Holland .375 H&H Magnum Bolt Action.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (23 of 27) John Rigby .416 Bolt Action rifle on Magnum Mauser.

Used Guns at Westley Richards (22 of 27)Westley Richards .375 Bolt Action rifle built on original Oberndorf Magnum Mauser.

My thanks to Emma who came over from England to take the photographs and teach me some more tricks with the camera.

5 thoughts on “A Fine Collection of Used Guns at Westley Richards.

  1. Good Day Simon,

    What an incredible batch of guns Simon, I love the mixture of old and new, perhaps something for everyone’s taste.

    In my humble opinion Simon there is not a man in the gun trade here in the US with more integrity and honesty than LD for hire….Great addition to the Westley Richards team. As with the guns you build, you have hired the best to lead Westley Richards here in the US….only the Best.

    LD I could not be any happier for you, being at the helm of my favorite British Gun Builder here in the US. I have no doubt you will only enhance the experience for all of us gun enthusiast, especially those that cannot make it to England to visit the factory. I hope to spend some time at the Westley Richards location in Florida soon. We now have a place to see and feel the Great Gun being built by Westley Richards. I also look forward to seeing all the wonderful vintage guns that you will be digging out of collections to sell here in the States. What a great start with this wonderful collection!!!!!
    Be well and God Speed Gentleman!!!!

    In Christ
    Vance,

  2. Hello Emma,

    What a great job with the pictures Emma!!!!! I look forward to seeing the entire works on the used gun site as soon as they are posted. Job well done!!! the layout and the accesories are spot on. I have to believe that working with different equipment and in a different location had to make these great pictures that much harder to capture. My hats off to you!!!!

    In Christ
    Vance,

  3. I have to concur with Vance. I’ve known both LD & his dad for many years, not a finer group of men in the industry. LD is filled with honor & integrity & the apple don’t fall far from the tree……
    Best of luck LD. I look forward to visiting soon,
    Harold

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