A tribute to Westley Richards tribute and Simon Clode …

Stunning Westley Richards Droplock Double Rifle, 300 Sherwood, Treasure Grade
Stunning Westley Richards Droplock Double Rifle, 300 Sherwood, Treasure Grade

Simon Clode, Chairman & Managing Director or Westley Richards, passed away this week. In honor of the man and company he worked so hard to keep at the forefront of British gunmaking, I’m going to dedicated a few posts to Westley Richards’ fabulous guns.

To start, let’s leap back in time and check out this jaw-dropping, “Treasure Grade” Westley Richards droplock double rifle in 300 Sherwood. Made in 1912, it’s 100+ years old and still in stunning original condition.

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Westley Richards " Ovundo " 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector
Westley Richards ” Ovundo ” 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector

Westley Richards ” Ovundo ” 20ga 28in Solid Rib Single Trigger Ejector: A sweet beautiful  light 5lb 9oz   20ga  single trigger (selective)  straight english stock  to a checkered butt with toe and heel plates  Great case colors   great engraving on a scalloped frame knockout wood. Price: $25,995

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY 20 GAUGE THIS IS THE BEST 20 THAT I HAVE ENCOUNTERED  AND ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD 28″ FULL AND FULL 2 3/4 DOUBLE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP NEAR NEW CONDITION 5LBS 12 OZ X 2 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ X 14 1/4″. Price: $15,000

CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY 20 GAUGE: 
CHARLES DALY PRUSSIAN DIAMOND QUALITY 20 GAUGE:
Charles Daly Prussian Best Quality Over Under 12 Ga - Near Mint Condition - 1930's
Charles Daly Prussian Best Quality Over Under 12 Ga – Near Mint Condition – 1930’s

Charles Daly Prussian Best Quality Over Under 12 Ga – Near Mint Condition – 1930’s: An absolutely georgeous Charles Daly Prussian Over/Under with full ownership history from the 1930’s just purchased from the original owner’s granddaughter. Shotgun has 30 inch barrels choked full and full. Checkering is so fine I cannot measure it. A wonderful matching stock and three piece forend of the most beautiful circassian walnut. All the original blue and all the original case color with only the slightest of handling marks on the wood.  Perfect bores and chambers.  Full coverage scroll engraving by an unnamed master. All original and almost too good to be true. Price: $12,995

CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG – LAUNCH EDITION – NEW IN CASE – 20 GA. 28 INCH: LAUNCH EDITION -20 GAUGE NEW IN CASE – 28″ BARRELS WITH FIVE  SCREW IN CHOKES  – STRAIGHT STOCK – 6 LBS  6OZS. – ROLLED EDGE TRIGGER  GAURD – ACCESS.  & PAPER WORK WITH CASE . Price: $3,800

CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG - LAUNCH EDITION - NEW IN CASE - 20 GA. 28 INCH
CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN MFG – LAUNCH EDITION – NEW IN CASE – 20 GA. 28 INCH
WERTGARNER, KARL 16 AUSTRIAN SIDELOCK EJECT- 29 3/4" KRUPP Bbls.- 70% ENGRAVING- SIDECLIPS- HIDDEN CROSSBOLT- NICE PIECE
WERTGARNER, KARL 16 AUSTRIAN SIDELOCK EJECT- 29 3/4″ KRUPP Bbls.- 70% ENGRAVING- SIDECLIPS- HIDDEN CROSSBOLT- NICE PIECE

WERTGARNER, KARL 16 AUSTRIAN SIDELOCK EJECT- 29 3/4″ KRUPP Bbls.- 70% ENGRAVING- SIDECLIPS- HIDDEN CROSSBOLT- NICE PIECE: #3611, K. (Karl) Wertgarner, Enns, An Austrian 16 Bore Back Action Sidelock Ejector Made in 1910, 29 3/4″ Prima Essen Krupp Steel ejector barrels at .668 .012 & .021″ (Skt.II & Imp.Mod.), 2 3/4″ chambers, Wall thickness on the right barrel at .032″ & on the left at .035″, Nitro proved in Ferlach, Rib extension with a hidden crossbolt, Sideclip action body, Double triggers, 70% coverage of very nice scroll engraving, Excellent wood with great black/brown contrast, Splinter forend with a Deeley & Edge release, Pistol grip stock at 14 11/16″ x 1 3/8 x 2 1/2″ over a full face basket weave horn buttplate, Slight cast-off for the right hand, 6 lbs. 6 oz., Horn grip cap, European style shadowline cheekpiece, 50% original case colors remain, The barrels reblacked & now at 99% with all inscriptions as sharp as the day they were cut, The stock reoiled but I don’t believe ever sanded & now at 96%, The checkering remains at 98% with the forend that has 98% coverage, The barrels are excellent inside and out. This is a lot of gun for this kind of money plus it points like a dream. ///////////////////////// Wertgarner in Austria has been around since 1820. Karl Wertgarner was there until 1944 and the firm is still in existence to this very day in the sporting gun trade. Price: $3,750.

 

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