Wow – what a nice shotgun. Classic, British, and very original, this vintage 20 gauge Westley Richards SxS was completed in November in 1929 for Boston sporting goods store Bob Smith.
It has a couple secrets. See if you can spot them. In a few days, I’ll reveal them and show & tell more about this great little double.
BTW: This gun is for sale. If you’re interested and would like to know more about it, drop me an email: email@example.com
9 thoughts on “Can you guess this 20 gauge Westley Richards’ secrets?”
Its a drop lock and very nice too. Pity about the short barrels though in these days of desiring longer tubes. Nice for a grouse shooting lady possibly.
Yeah – that’s one of its secrets. I’ll post pics of the locks in a couple days.
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single selective trigger and sideclips
Yes – but that’s not all.
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The gun has WR’s game scene engraving on the sides and bottom. However, usually the game scene engraving would include deeper scroll than on this gun. The gun appears to have the standard top lever instead of the WR C-bolt fastener. An interesting order at the time to include the checkered cheeks.
Interesting. Thank you for the insights.
Sounds like you’re a Westley fan.
I did some catalog research on their detachable locks a few years ago. I also did minor email exchanges with Simon Clode before he passed away. The detachable lock is a nice design and at the time very useful. WR may not be the big 3, but they have a great history. I can’t afford any of their current guns, but they always treated me like a valued customer. The WR explorer blog provides interesting information on English gun making today.
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