[quote=“VinceGreen”]Historically, Wesley Richards main supplier appears to have been BMMCo, Eley and Kynoch. By the time Kynoch tailed off in the 70s Wesley Richards was owned by Holland and Holland and I doubt if WR would be buying in .600 ammo in its own name then because the calibre was much more closely associated with the H&H name.
What they do now I have no idea but I could call and ask them. I would imagine they deal with the new company that bears the Kynoch name.
Wesley Richards, now again an independant name, has undergone a sort of re-birth and celebrated its Bi-centenary last year. They still have a shop/factory in Birmingham, although not in a part of the old Gun Quarter. Their old factory was knocked down a few years back to make way for a new road (see below). You would have thought that would have finished them off but they found new premises and now make custom double rifles for wealthy clients. They are my favourite company, real survivors having gone through many changes of ownership and exploited every market from recycling old military scrap to top end custom rifles.
For the book collectors they published a specially commisioned official history to mark the 200th Anniversary but its too much for me at about $150
This is a rare treat. Here is something that contains a lot of photos of the old factory before it was knocked down. Its both fascinating and heartbreaking, Oh to have had a day going through there! Those bundles of files and old order books,I’m sure there are a few people on here who could have gleaned a lot from them. Tools etc. And to have had a dig in that old backstop . “the test area was littered with old fired cases” I’m going to have to go and have a lie down. Eighth picture down, do they look like barrels on the floor?
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Vince, thank you for your input, and yes 8th picture down did look like barrels on the floor, or pipe?
I am still wondering about the Stretch marks on the 600 Nitro, most likely an error in the draw process? Best Dave Call