A Unique Pair of Westley Richards 4g Wildfowl Guns.

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Over our Christmas shutdown I was left with the pair of 4 bore guns that we had just completed. The good intentions were to photograph them over the festive season, before I left for USA at the start of January.

The guns, as you can imagine, are both very big and very heavy and as such photographing them on my own turned out to be virtually impossible. It would have been possible perhaps if I wasn’t so nervous about damaging them (or myself!) as they had been delivered to the client and were back at WR ‘on loan’ for some photographs.

Anyway for some reason I then proceeded to forget to post the shots I did manage to take which are I suppose better than nothing but not quite what I wanted to get.

This is the first (and most probably last) pair of Westley Richards, Hand Detachable Lock, Single Selective Trigger 4g Wildfowl guns. The guns are individually cased in lightweight leather style case with a compliment of tools and a spare pair of lockwork.

My congratulations once again to the gunmaking team for the exceptional design, execution and finishing of these unique guns.

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7 thoughts on “A Unique Pair of Westley Richards 4g Wildfowl Guns.

  1. Simon,
    They are breath taking! I noticed the case handle has double D rings. Any idea what the gun and gun with the case weighs?
    Keith

  2. What a wonderful set of guns Simon, I think the Case Color is so stunning on a canvas that large. It appears to me that the color may be wiped on the bottom floor plate, am I correct are is it just an illusion of the camera? Thank you!!

    In Christ
    Vance,

    • Often the traditional way to finish the rifle or gun is to have case colour on the action body and black the cover plate and parts. I can’t remember what this was ‘off the top of my head’ but whatever the lighting for the engraving took precedent over showing the colour. To get the detail it is either or sort of thing!

  3. Really magnificent work, I’d love to put a couple of rounds through one of them. But, as I’ve said before, I’m not sure I can see them on the foreshore, on a stormy and patchily moonlit night, waiting for the mesmeric call of the grey geese.

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