Elegant New Westley Richards ‘Gold Name’ 12g Droplock

This stunning 12g ‘Gold Name’ droplock has just been completed and once again highlights for us gunmaking in its purest form. The ‘Gold Name’ gun comes barely embellished, but makes its statement in this instance through wonderful craftsmanship, stunning wood and vivid case colour hardening.

Whenever one of these ‘Gold Name’ guns is completed the typical question of why somebody would order such a gun without any engraving comes up. Many assume it is a cost cutting exercise but nothing could be further from the truth. Building guns is an expensive business regardless and for some clients the gun in its purest form brings as much pleasure as a highly embellished one. The client of this particular gun is lucky enough to own several of our guns and rifles, many highly ornate. This one should add nicely to the collection whilst being a totally practical and elegant gun to use.

Vivid case colour hardening is one of the highlights of a ‘Gold Name’ Westley Richards.

Cased extra hand detachable locks complement this 12g droplock.

The lines of this gun are only enhanced by the elegant Woodward style grip.

9 thoughts on “Elegant New Westley Richards ‘Gold Name’ 12g Droplock

  1. The Gold Name is Jonathan Young’s (Editor of THE FIELD) favourite game gun. With elegance as understated as this it’s not difficult to see why!

  2. What a fantastic gun.With the Gold Name there’s no where to hide!
    You get it bright or start over again.Another gem from the guys.

  3. Trigger,

    Great looking stock and the Gold Name allows the stock to stand out even more. The stock oval appears to have more than just engraved initials. Does the oval have some type of enamel work?

    All the Best,

    • Hi Ken

      Correct on the gold oval. This is one that is hand painted with the gentleman’s family crest. We have been doing these for quite some time now and although awkward to execute, they making a stunning feature.

      Best regards


  4. Hi Trigger

    High end ‘Elegance’, that liquid timber flowing beautifully into the scroll back action, what a marriage of timber and steel outstanding!

    Only ever seen two of the “Bishop” cardboard cartridge boxes before!

    Best regards


  5. So graceful and elegant, one of the most beautiful shotguns I have ever seen. I’m sure I speak for many others when I say that another couple of photographs of this marvelous weapon would be much appreciated.

  6. Absolutely beautiful!

    Is it normal to leave the extra locks in the cocked position? Is this not hard on the springs long term?

    I’m also curious if the locks must be cocked to install.

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