Westley Richards .500 Double Rifle Back From Engraving

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New in this week from engraving is another of our traditional hand detachable lock double rifles in .500 3″ NE. This particular rifle has been built on a heavyweight frame as the client requested that the rifle weigh close to 12lb 8ozs on completion. Aesthetically the additional size at the breach ends makes for a nice sweep in the barrels which will become more evident once the rifle is finished.

Engraving wise we have another variation on our traditional ‘house’ scroll. In this instance the fences have been carved with a design that complements the scroll very well. The game scene of a mean old looking buffalo combines carving with fine detailing, as opposed to the more rounded carving of animals you get to see, which often lacks lifelike details. There is a nice perception of distance with the scene that should be highlighted more when the cover plate is blacked in the traditional manner.

We are looking forward to getting this one completed and out to the hunting field this year where with a bit of luck it will take a big buffalo or two!

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4 thoughts on “Westley Richards .500 Double Rifle Back From Engraving

  1. Good Day Trigger,

    Another beautiful engraving job Trigger!!! I like the beast on the floor plate, it’s a true winner. The buffalo has more detail than I see on most deep engraving patterns, that’s a very nice touch. Thanks for sharing Sir.

    In Christ

  2. Dear Trigger

    Yet another outstanding example from Westley Richards, the customer certainly knew what he wanted and chose extremely well, love everything about it.

    Thank you for the post!

    Best Regards. Peter.

  3. The detail of adding the “House Swirl ” down the rib is a unusual extra.
    The deep craving detail of the buffalo is beyond the WR Best.

    Looking closely at the eyes of “The Beast” one sees the engraver has captured ” The Look” which IMOP there is this silent comment coming from his eyes.
    A challenge to the shooter “Do your best or you will be tasting this Old Boys horns and hoofs”

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