A Sweet Little .410 Westley Richards Heads Across The Pond

With the US dove hunting season now underway and quail season only around the corner it is always great to see another of our .410 droplocks head Stateside to indulge in a touch of some fine sport. This particular little example has been engraved by Vince Crowley with delicate fine scroll, carved fences and a beautifully etched game scene of a Woodcock flighting through the timber.

Unusually with this gun the client asked for a ‘staggered ribbon’ gold name border on the sides of the action which lends itself tastefully to the execution of the engraving, allowing a different interpretation of the centre panel. It just goes to show that you can never rest on your laurels, but must continually strive to improve, often in the most subtle of ways.

The ‘staggered ribbon’ gold name adds a subtle variation to the engraving. 

A stunning etched scene of a Woodcock in the timber. 

Looking down onto the action, the vivid case colour hardening adds a touch of flare to the delicate engraving.

2 thoughts on “A Sweet Little .410 Westley Richards Heads Across The Pond

  1. Beautiful gun. It seems our American friends are having more fun with their 410s than we are, perhaps time for a reappraisal. Is the dolls head extension a regular feature of WR 410s?

  2. Trigger

    I have been waiting for the completion of this superb “Sweet Little .410” and judge the final outcome, well I certainly wasn’t disappointed in the slightest with every detail complementing it’s neighbour, the staggered ribbon adding that touch of individuality, the clients personal touch!

    Vince Crowley’s engraving is outstanding and that “Woodcock flighting through the timber” is just sublime, what talent that man has !!

    You must be very proud of the whole extremely talented ‘Westley Richards’ staff, l would be.

    Best regards

    Peter.

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