WESTLEY RICHARDS – OR NOT?

Picture above: Andrew Maloch and Charles Smith both obtained whole guns, or very nearly so from WR. WHO MADE THIS WESTLEY RICHARDS? OR, WHO MADE THIS, WESTLEY RICHARDS? By Miles Gilbert and Ian Jackson The commas in the title of this little article are appropriate because one function of a comma is to give pause. During the…

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THE “RUSSIAN PURDEY”

By Aleksey Morozow Not many people in the West know of it’s existence – a best gun made completly in Russia by master craftsmen: The Russian Purdey, as it’s often called. Read what Aleksey Morozov, gun writer and hunting journalist can tell you about these amazing guns and enjoy the pictures of an outstanding example of Russian…

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JULES BURY – LIÈGE BEST GUNMAKER

One of the better known makers of Belgian Guns during the “Golden Age” of Liège was Jules Bury,  arquebusier in Liège passage Lemonnier, 11. He was registered with the Liege Proof House from 1896 to 1947. Bury was famous for his double rifles and also built the legendary Super Britte. But of course he also made quite…

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TOY FOR A BOY – DREYSE TESCHING from 1894

Probably there was a lucky boy at the end of the 19th century who got this nice little single shot rifle made by a famous German gunmaker in Sömmerda as a present, maybe for his birthday. Of course a gun is no toy, but this Flobert or Tesching rifle surely was a perfect tool for…

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SINGLE SHOT FALLING BLOCK RIFLE

Sometimes it’s love at first sight – not only with women, but also with guns and rifles. Have a look at this beautiful petite falling block rifle and perhaps you will understand what I mean. German Master Gunmaker Theo Jung from Lohmar made it using an action from his friend, German-Canadian Master Gunmaker Martin Hagn,…

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J. NOWOTNY à PRAGUE – SELF COCKING 16G HAMMER GUN

Johann Nowotny in Prague is considered as one of the best gunmakers of his time in the Habsburg Empire. He was in the business about 1865 – 1900. The gun shown comes in Cal. 16, barrels are made of Rose Damascus steel. It has a manual safety, because the hammers cock themselves when the gun…

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CROCODILE ROCK – WR .450 II EXPRESS RIFLE

Westley Richards Doppelbüchse Kal. .450NE #2 Bj. 1906 in absoluter LUXUSAUSFÜHRUNG Thanks to Norbert Wenninger of Feine Jagdwaffen for the pictures! If one needs a Rifle for hunting all big game worldwide, this Westley Richards may be first choice. The caliber .450 No 2 N.E. was introduced in 1903 as a further development of the 1898…

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