New Westley Richards .500 Droplock Double Rifle

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Just arrived in Zambia this last week was this new Westley Richards .500 droplock double rifle built very much to our traditional format. Whilst super high grade work graces our factory on a regular basis these days, it is always nice when one of these ‘originals’ finally leaves for the hunting field. The client made subtle additions, like the carved fences and gold naming, but otherwise left to us the task of building him the perfect hunting rifle.


Perhaps we have become a little too blasé in recent times, as this is the type of rifle that helped build Westley Richards reputation as a dependable and formidable rifle maker over a century ago. In recent years our rifles have hunted all over Africa and accounted for some truly wonderful big game trophies. This rifle is set to continue in that vain and will in the coming decades have many stories of its own to tell. Most importantly a new generation of young clients are the ones embarking on those adventures.

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3 thoughts on “New Westley Richards .500 Droplock Double Rifle

  1. Dear Trigger,

    The customer made a good choice ,letting you build him a perfect rifle with the unequalled looks of Westley Richards.
    Congratulations to the client and the team behind this masterpiece.

    Best regards,

    • Dear Trigger,

      I certainly reflect Peter’s sentiments entirely, let’s hope that the new generation client will in the future have some interesting tales to tell us of their exploits with this particular rifle.

      Kind regards. Peter.

  2. Now that is seriously nice, achingly so in fact. In one of my very first comments on The explora Simon said he would gladly help me spend my winnings if my Euro millions ticket came up! Sadly it has not, but if it ever did……

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