Another find-Westly Richards Explora No.12


#1

still slowly going through the boxes of cartridges i recently got and found this one. i like it!

Westly Richards Explora No.12


#2

jlnel–Nice find. Those are getting scarcer all the time.


#3

Thanks, I have not looked too much into it yet but, I do think they made a magnum version too… I need to find his lost brother!!


#4

A few Paradox loads.


#5

Hmmm… has more than one sibling! I’ll have to adopt them slowly ;-)


#6

Hi
Congratulations on a good find!

I would really appreciate a photo of the headstamp if that is possible.

Thanks


#7

sure, i will post it in a couple days when im back home.


#8

I stopped by and snapped a pic quick for you. If you need a better one just let me know.


#9

That’s perfect, thanks. A nice headstamp too! Now maybe the shotgun boys could suggest who they think made the case. My first guess with anything W-R is BMMCo but that’s just on balance of probabilities, in other words, I don’t know. Its a very nice case though.


#10

When WR introduced the Explora in 1901 the cartridges were made by Kynoch, but in January 1909 WR gave Eley the contract for future production. Why the change I do not know.

Regards
TonyE