A Westley Richards .375 Hand Detachable Lock Double Rifle.

Westley Richards 375 H&H Droplock.

This .375 H&H belted magnum droplock double rifle was delivered in 1953 to its first owner. The rifle remains in remarkably good condition with original case colour and other finishes, partly due to the fact it has resided in our care for the past 15 or so years. The rifle is fitted with Westley Richards pattern QD mounts holding a low mounted Lyman scope which is very comfortably viewed over the Monte Carlo style stock. The scope may be considered old fashioned, but it certainly works fast,  putting you on target if your eyesight is anything like mine, poor!

I remember when I started here at Westley Richards the choices for double rifles were essentially .458 and .375, both of which were at the time considered ‘The Calibre’s‘ for Africa. Ammunition was freely available and these were the days before the introduction of the wide range of old British calibre’s, pioneered by Bell (Brass Extrusion Laboratories) and then bettered and perfected by the likes of Wolfgang Romey, who we ourselves used to develop our own range of ammunition, in the late 80’s.

Whilst not having the knock down power of the current revived and more popular dangerous game calibre’s like the .470 and .500 the .375 H&H remains a superb and popular calibre, one that can be used all around the world and a rifle that still lives up to its name as ‘one rifle for Africa’.

This rifle will be on our used gun site shortly and we will be fitting it in an appropriate  case.

One thought on “A Westley Richards .375 Hand Detachable Lock Double Rifle.

  1. A beautiful piece of art. My ideal rifle for hunting here in Canada and displaying on the wall. Would love to have the ability to work on a rifle such as this. Hats off to the British workers who turn out such a masterpiece.

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