Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref no 8601. rare .451 calibre Whitworth target rifle circa 1860. The lockplate engraved "MANCHESTER ORDNANCE AND RIFLE COMPANY". The barrel engraved "GEORGE GIBBS, 29 CORN STREET BRISTOL". The barrel also stamped at the breech "Metfords patent 239". This rifle has an almost mint bore and has been completely re-finished. Serial number D591 engraved on the trigger guard. Finely chequered wrist and forend. Overall length approx 52.5 inches. Barrell length 35.5 inches. Folding rear peep-sight graduated from 0-280 yds. Target adjustable front sight. Good extremely crisp working action, in very good re-finished condition. Looks just like new. Ref 8601. This is an antique weapon and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom.
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