WESTLEY RICHARDS “OVUNDO” OF THE MAHARAJA

Westley Richards of Birmingham is one of the British gunmakers with a great tradition in creating fine guns and rifles. One of their famous models is the so called “OVUNDO”, a double barreled rifle with detachable locks. Thanks to Norbert Wenninger of Feine Jagdwaffen, you can have a look at one of these rare rifles.

Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.

THE MAHARAJA OF ALWAR

The Maharaja of Alwar had a rich collection of sporting guns from the leading English makers. He was one of the most important clients of Westley Richards, possessing a large number of their guns and rifles.

The Maharaja of Alwar from India.
Label of Westley Richards & Co. Courtesy of N. Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen
Authentication Certificate of Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
Detachable locks of the Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
Detachable locks of the Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
Detachable locks of the Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.
The “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923 is mentioned in the beautiful WR Book “In Pursuit of the best Gun” 1812-2012 .

 

 

The “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923 is mentioned in the beautiful WR Book “In Pursuit of the best Gun” 1812-2012 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923 is mentioned in the beautiful WR Book “In Pursuit of the best Gun” 1812-2012 .
The “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923 is mentioned in the beautiful WR Book “In Pursuit of the best Gun” 1812-2012 .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westley Richards “Ovundo”, made for the Maharaja of Alwar in 1923. Courtesy of Norbert Wenninger/Feine Jagdwaffen.

 

 

 

 

 

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