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    £ 1,750

    Westley Richards & Co .480 Monkey Tail Rifle Muzzel Loader .480 Rifles

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    British Military Trials on Breech Loading rifles began in the mid 1800's. The most successful rifle was that submitted by Westley Richards. Its breech consisted 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 an excellent Westley Richards Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Rifle. It has a 33" barrel & measures 49 1/2" overall. The breech is stamped with inspection/proof marks and number '335'. It has a block and blade fore-sight & elevating ladder rear-sight. The top of the barrel is also stamped with '480' calibre detail. It has a superb clean bore with crisp rifling. It's lift-up trapdoor action 'Monkey Tail' breech is stamped 'WESTLEY RICHARDS PATENT'. It's plain lock plate is marked 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & Co' & Dated '1860'. It has a heavy military hammer & has it's original full-stock with steel butt plate with trap, barrel-band, sling swivels and original steel clearing rod. Price for this Westley Richards 'Monkey Tail' Rifle includes UK delivery. NB As an obsolete calbre antique percussion weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 9050
    £ 1,750
    Subcategory:Muzzel Loader
    Condition:Used - Good condition
    Price:£ 1,750
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:Westley Richards & Co
    Model:.480 Monkey Tail Rifle
    Manufactured Year:1860
    Mechanism:Capping Breechloader
    Certificate:No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Orientation:Right Handed
    Barrel length:33 inches
    Overall length:49 1/2 inches
    Your reference:9050
    Gun Status:Activated
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