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    £ 1,650

    Wesley Richard .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. Lever Action .451 Rifles

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    Wesley Richard .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. Rifles
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    • Wesley Richard .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. Lever Action .451  Rifles
    • Wesley Richard .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. Lever Action .451  Rifles for sale in United Kingdom
    • Wesley Richard .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. Lever Action .451  Rifles for sale

    RARE, ONE OF 8,000 1867 Dated Portuguese Infantry Contract British Westley Richards & Co Whitworth Patent .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. Sn 12810 - 12810

    In late 1866 D. Luís da Câmara Leme was instructed to buy Small Arms for the Portuguese Army. This led to 2000 x 20” Clavinas carbines being bought for the Cavalry and 8000 x 33” Barrel Monkey Tail rifles for the Infantry. The breech of these weapons consist of a plunger attached to a long handle which, when the breech was closed, lay along the top of the stock neck and was raised to open it, thus earning The nickname of the monkey-tail from its distinctive silhouette. This is one of the 8,000 rifles supplied to Portugal by Westley Richards. It has all original woodwork which has the bumps and knocks to be expected with age and service use. The wood is impressed ‘IIA’ and dated ‘1886’. It has a 33" round steel barrel & measures 48 ¾” overall. The barrel is stamped ‘Whitworth Patent’ and ‘.451’ & ‘.483’ Calibre detail. The breech is stamped with inspection/proof marks and Westley Richards name. The side plate is also marked Westley Richards & Co together with ‘1867’ date within a triangle. It has a block and blade fore-sight and flip up ladder sight. The right side of the breech is numbered ‘P3041 (of 8,000). The weapons bayonet lug is stamped with matching number. The rifle has a brass fore end cap, trigger guard with extended tang and butt plate. It has a superb clean bore with crisp rifling. Its lift-up trapdoor action 'Monkey Tail' breech functions as it should. It has its original steel clearing rod. It is fitted with an original leather sling. Price for this Westley Richards 'Monkey Tail' Hunting Rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calibre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 12810
    £1,650.00
    £ 1,650
    Category:Rifles
    Subcategory:Lever Action
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 1,650
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:Wesley Richard
    Calibre:.451
    Model:.451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle.
    Manufactured Year:1867
    Mechanism:Monkey Tail
    Certificate:No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Barrel length:33 inches
    Overall length:48 3/4"
    Your reference:12810
    Gun Status:Activated
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    Wesley Richard .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. Lever Action .451  Rifles
    Wesley Richard .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. Lever Action .451 Rifles
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