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    Come along for the ride - Casing 2 Westley Richards Highest Possible

    I love to case pistols but have never done a double. These 2 Westley Richards HP needed the home they deserve. Come along for the journey. It may have a surprise ending?

    Planning the dividers with cardboard and then gluing up the thin plywood. Fabric coming this weekend. Still hoping for period pellet boxes and antique turnscrew. A Westley Richard wrench would be nice! Lol That oil bottle is period and would have been the gun oil used in the US at the turn of the century.





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    Looks like this will provide an appropriate home for two such lovely and iconic pistols. I have found that adapting old cases which once contained cutlery items make a great basis for pistol cases. What colour felt do you plan to use to line the cases ?
    I used green for my Webley pistols but prefer Royal Blue for the more up market items in my collection.

    Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abasmajor View Post
    Looks like this will provide an appropriate home for two such lovely and iconic pistols. I have found that adapting old cases which once contained cutlery items make a great basis for pistol cases. What colour felt do you plan to use to line the cases ?
    I used green for my Webley pistols but prefer Royal Blue for the more up market items in my collection.

    Brian
    Green just seems more vintage and pleasing to me. I looked at countless old cutlery cases and various other types on boxes, interestingly many from England. Spoiler alert this is just a tray insert for something I found at a local antique shop.
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    A bit of incentive given the asking price although the blue lining does look nice with this pistol.

    https://www.antiques.co.uk/antique/W...907-air-pistol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abasmajor View Post
    A bit of incentive given the asking price although the blue lining does look nice with this pistol.

    https://www.antiques.co.uk/antique/W...907-air-pistol

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    Bargain!

    Rarest of the rare, boxed in good condition and working order .177 calibre, offering free delivery UK only, reference BBB We accept online payments for all our items listed: Bank transfer cash on collection personal cheques or if wishing over the phone using your debit or credit cards, or email giving your address details & contact number and we shall send you your items invoice to make payment. Send your request to - john.strong2@gmail.com
    Antiques.co.uk Ref: A7RTJJYA
    PRICE: £4,250.00
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvin View Post
    Bargain!

    Rarest of the rare, boxed in good condition and working order .177 calibre, offering free delivery UK only, reference BBB We accept online payments for all our items listed: Bank transfer cash on collection personal cheques or if wishing over the phone using your debit or credit cards, or email giving your address details & contact number and we shall send you your items invoice to make payment. Send your request to - john.strong2@gmail.com
    Antiques.co.uk Ref: A7RTJJYA
    PRICE: £4,250.00
    Thanks for the heads up Danny. My cheque is in the post.

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    Well I guess I should have ordered blue? Blue cased, with 2 WRHP and Iím looking at $8000?

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    Mines green.

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    Danny has first dibs if itís ever getting sold, but is advised not to hold his breath

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptdunk View Post
    Mines green.

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    Danny has first dibs if itís ever getting sold, but is advised not to hold his breath

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    I may steal your label!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45flint View Post
    I may steal your label!
    Thatís what I posted the picture for, help yourself mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garvin View Post
    Bargain!

    Rarest of the rare, boxed in good condition and working order .177 calibre, offering free delivery UK only, reference BBB We accept online payments for all our items listed: Bank transfer cash on collection personal cheques or if wishing over the phone using your debit or credit cards, or email giving your address details & contact number and we shall send you your items invoice to make payment. Send your request to - john.strong2@gmail.com
    Antiques.co.uk Ref: A7RTJJYA
    PRICE: £4,250.00
    And it is not an original case.

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    That will be a lovely case Steve.
    Hereís my WR concentric re-imported to UK from Ingvar Alm's Collection in a very nice custom case that I recall was by a USA maker. Lovely.

    Steve
    PS A most stressful import process that I wouldnít risk againÖ

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45flint View Post
    I love to case pistols but have never done a double. These 2 Westley Richards HP needed the home they deserve. Come along for the journey. It may have a surprise ending?

    Planning the dividers with cardboard and then gluing up the thin plywood. Fabric coming this weekend. Still hoping for period pellet boxes and antique turnscrew. A Westley Richard wrench would be nice! Lol That oil bottle is period and would have been the gun oil used in the US at the turn of the century.





    I always put my fabric/cloth on the bottom, and then the dividers, then assemble, which l find is the best for me. but it is going to look nice which ever colour you use. l use old snooker/pool cloth. Red looks quite nice as well.

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    The perfect diamond between the two pistols was a cool surprise. If I cleans this up a label something like this may look cool?



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