WESTLEY RICHARDS in the Autumn Press.

Covey rise, Magazine

Covey Rise has published ‘In Pursuit of Perfection’ A conversation with Simon Clode of British Fine Gunmaker Westley Richards in their October – November Issue. Written by Roger Catchpole with Photography by Terry Allen.

Shooting Sportsman, Magazine, Shooting

Shooting Sportsman has published a profile of Ken Halbert by Vic Venters in their Gun Craft section of the November – December issue of the magazine. Ken joined Westley Richards in the late 70’s and continues to work in his 72nd year.

Shooting Classics, Magazine

Sporting Classics has reprinted an article by the late Michael McIntosh titled ‘Simply Brilliant’ crediting Westley Richards with some of the most brilliant pieces of engineering ever applied to the sporting gun.

Thank You, to all the Editors!

 

4 thoughts on “WESTLEY RICHARDS in the Autumn Press.

  1. Hi Simon-

    Congratulations on all the positive press your guns are receiving. I’ve seen a couple of your new boxlocks, and they are beautiful guns.

    I have a couple question for you about your droplocks:

    -Why do you use a fixed hinge pin in their actions?

    -How do you compensate for any wear that may occur in the pin-hook connection?

    -Would it be possible to build a droplock with a removable hinge pin — maybe one with caps on the action like I’ve seen on some sidelocks?

    Thank you for your time and for your great blog.

    Gregg

    • I have a couple question for you about your droplocks:

      -Why do you use a fixed hinge pin in their actions?
      A. Because that is the design of the Droplock and has been since its creation, we have made a lot of these and many original ones are still in use. I assume you feel a fixed pin is perhaps not adequate?

      -How do you compensate for any wear that may occur in the pin-hook connection?

      In a similar manner as carried out by most gunmakers on most guns!

      -Would it be possible to build a droplock with a removable hinge pin — maybe one with caps on the action like I’ve seen on some sidelocks?

      We build the droplock gun and a sidelock gun so I suppose if the hinge pin is a concern we offer both solutions! No, we cannot build the droplock with a removable pin.

      I hope this helps,

      Simon

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