Westley Richards Gunmaker
Well in the month of March I was in the UK to market some hunts and low and behold where did I find myslef 5 days into this marketing trip.
Ok so part of of tour gave us a stop at a certain Westley Richards gunmaker. Well I couldnt belive it it's not holland and holland but from what I have heard is that not even one of the gunmakers at H&H even hunts. At least the production manager at WR has hunted Africa before and has shot some ele's in his life.
So here goes for the photos its gonna be a lot of info and eye candy !
Spotlessly clean factory floor
Sights and ribs for the barrels.
Filing bit by bit untill it fits the trigger action exactly. As you can see everything is handmade.
Stock and action fitting same way everything done slow and made to perfectly fit every indivudual gun.
The engraver !
The longest project he had took 4 1/2 years to finish 4 guns mixing gold untill he got the correct colour.
Some almost finished products
Hey I also want to hold that one please!
Three double rilfe rounds from left to right .500 NE .600 NE and a custom ordered and made by WR .500/577 People with too much money ordering things like this.
I wonder how good the security is in this place ????
There is a 2-3 1/2 year waiting period for ordering a gun but if you consider the time and work put into it it's worthwhile if you have the money.
Some tusks and a half over here.
Well I hope you enjoyed it it was a big experience to have been there and with a perosnal guided tour by the Floor manager which they only mostly do for cutomers if was a big bonus.
Oh and btw I though nah I shouldnt post this it would break some people's heart but I just had to show off what I did see.