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Thread: Dear Father Christmas, I have been a good boy this year and please very nicely

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    Dear Father Christmas, I have been a good boy this year and please very nicely

    May I have something from this list

    Guns Rifles | Westley Richards

    just in in case you are wondering about a present for me. A take down rifle would be very nice, but a drop lock 410 would be just as cherished!!!

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    That falling block is lovely and would be on my Christmas list but unfortunately my Uncle isn't a Lord, nor is my Father.
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    I'd love to come home with one just to see the look on my wife's face. Don't think she'd buy the "I picked it up cheap, it was too good a deal to miss".
    Particularly like the- Take Down’s in .375 & .300 H&H

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    I'd love to come home with one just to see the look on my wife's face. Don't think she'd buy the "I picked it up cheap, it was too good a deal to miss".
    Particularly like the- Take Down’s in .375 & .300 H&H

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    I had been 'hoping' for one of these; Soroka Rifle Co. Best quality falling block single shot rifle

    so thank you Heym SR20 for pointing out a new 'object of desire' for me in the W&R falling block.

    As a photographer & occasional designer I'm a big fan of the Westley & Richards website, shop & blog. It just oozes luxury & quality in a way that the other smart gunmakers haven't managed to achieve on screen.
    Last edited by McKenzie; 01-12-2015 at 05:15.

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    Please, please stop putting up single shot gun porn as i get moist just looking at those sexy works of art. Even though I've been a very good this year i don't think santa will bring me one.
    I am looking forward to when my single shot comes back from its refurb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKenzie View Post
    As a photographer & occasional designer I'm a big fan of the Wesley & Richards website, shop & blog. It just oozes luxury & quality in a way that the other smart gunmakers haven't managed to achieve on screen.
    Yes, indeed. The previous web site was nice, but this one sets the standard for luxury marketing.

    Maybe if I replaced that old stocking on my mantel with a leather gun slip, Santa would take the hint.

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    There is just something about a really nice single shot sporting rifle. Years ago I lusted after a nice sporting Martini rifle that they had in Fultons of Bisley. Beyond my pockets reach but that did not stop me dreaming about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McKenzie View Post
    I had been 'hoping' for one of these; Soroka Rifle Co. Best quality falling block single shot rifle

    so thank you Heym SR20 for pointing out a new 'object of desire' for me in the W&R falling block.

    As a photographer & occasional designer I'm a big fan of the Westley & Richards website, shop & blog. It just oozes luxury & quality in a way that the other smart gunmakers haven't managed to achieve on screen.
    Those Soroko's are very nice, but two big buts. Why go on about CNC and spark erosion machining. That rather implies that you are a computer geek who knows how to programme, rather than a proper gunsmith who knows how drive a file and a stone properly, and knows how to fit things correctly. By all means use CNC etc, in the same way the in the old days you started out with forgings, and CNC takes 95% of the tedious work away - but the skill is that last 5% fitting, and indeed the hard fitting once everything has been case hardened. Thats why a Westly Richards will fit ad close with a Jewel like precision.

    And the second big but is the scope mounts, or more particularly the screws on mounts - why oh why go to all that time and energy, and then use a couple of Torx headed screws - they just look wrong on so many counts. By all means use Torx in a car engine, on a piece of machinery, indeed uses them on a tactical rifle, but please do not use them on a fine classic styled fire arm. Even worse do not use them on the action of a fine shotgun - its nearly as bad as putting "warning this is a gun ti can inflict lethal damage - read the manual before using etc" all along the barrel.

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    I agree 100%, Heym.
    CNC machines just combine steps, change tools, and eliminate set ups. They don't do any more precision of a job than the old tools in hands of masters. Anyone who has visited the shops at Purdey, H&H, WR, etc, and watched the fitting, honing, stock making, and engraving can see what sets these firearms apart. That should be their sales pitch.

    And even my factory Mauser Type A Sporting Rifle has aligned screws. On all fine old rifles and shotguns, the screws were finally set, then then marked, removed, the raised heads machined flat, and new slots cuts to align them all, then blued and put back into the receiver.

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