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On Wednesday, I put up this post  and asked Can you guess this 20 gauge Westley Richards’ secrets? Right away, few folks spotted this pretty little side-by-side’s special features right: sideclips, a Greener-style top bolt, and, most impressively, droplocks (AKA hand-detachable locks). Westley Richards patented the Anson & Deeley boxlock action in 1875. Twenty-one year later, they updated […]

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Many of you know Simon Clode,  the Chairman & Managing Director of Westley Richards, passed away last week. In tribute to him, I’m putting up a series of posts dedicated to his great company. Today’s, we’re covering one of Westley Richard’s huge contributions to the world of double barrel shotguns: The Anson & Deeley action. Patented in 1875, […]

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I love the American guns, but I hate the prices you have to pay for good ones. On most Parkers, Foxes, L.C. Smiths — especially the higher grades — you’re paying more for a name and its sentimental connections than you are for true quality. But when you buy Belgian and French doubles, different dynamics come into […]

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In 1875, Westley Richards started building side-by-side shotguns on their famous Anson & Deeley boxlock action. Twenty-one year later, the company updated the A & D design with the famous Detachable Lock Action. Check out the pics below to see some of what sets these designs apart. This first pic shows a regular Westley Richards […]

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I search Gunbroker all the time, and months can go by before I come across anything decent. Most of the time its the same old, overpriced stuff, search after search, week after. But then something nice pops up… This 12 gauge Westley Richards boxlock is something nice, and it’s on Gunbroker.com right now. This side-by-side […]

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Engraving can make or break a shotgun. Done right, it adds to a double’s overall elegance and beauty. Done wrong, its gaudiness screams “look at me” and ruins the entire gun. On this Max Ern O/U double rifle, I would say that the engraver got it right. You can see more examples of Max Ern […]

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This super nice 16 gauge Charles Daly Diamond Quality side-by-side just popped up today on Gunsinternational.com. It’s is a Lindner-made, pre-war Daly and it looks like it’s in excellent original condition. Lindner-made, Charles Daly side-by-sides are fantastic shotguns. Diamonds like this  are elegant, extremely well made, and absolute top-quality. If you’ve ever wanted one of […]

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Wow – check out this 20 gauge Charles Daly Regent Diamond shotgun that just hit the market. it appears to be in excellent original condition. This side-by-side looks like it’s spectacular original condition. While it’s not cheap ($24,000), that price is pretty fair when you consider how rare and well made it is. Regent Diamonds were the […]

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In 1875, Westley Richards introduced the Anson & Deeley double barrel shotgun and revolutionized side by sides. But even though an English firm invented the A&D action, I’ve always thought it was the Belgian and Prussian makers who perfected it . One of these makers was Francotte. The Anson & Deeley doubles they made are […]

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Traditions die hard, especially in the gun world. When hammerless shotguns like this came on the scene in the 1870s, shooters had already been using hammer guns for hundreds of years. A lot of these people were unwilling to give them up. Before the hammerless era, shooters used external hammers to cock their guns. They also […]

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