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    Westley Richards Portuguese Contract Westley Richards & Co Whitworth Patent .451 / .483 Calibre P Single Shot .451 Rifles

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    Westley Richards Portuguese Contract Westley Richards & Co Whitworth Patent .451 / .483 Calibre P Rifles
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    • Westley Richards Portuguese Contract Westley Richards & Co Whitworth Patent .451 / .483 Calibre P Single Shot .451  Rifles for sale

    ONE OF 2000 PRODUCED, 1867 Portuguese Contract Westley Richards & Co Whitworth Patent .451 / .483 Calibre Percussion Capping Breech Loading 'Monkey Tail' Clavinas Carbine. Sn 13661 - 13661

    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 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 2,000 carbines supplied to Portugal by Westley Richards. It has all original woodwork which is excellent and undamaged. The wood is impressed ‘FA 1877 & FA 1880’. It has a 20" round steel barrel & measures 36” 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 has inspection marks and is numbered ‘1277’ (of 2000). The weapon has a bayonet lug on the forward barrel band. It 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. Its loading and firing actions are nice and crisp. Price for this limited production Westley Richards 'Monkey Tail' carbine 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 13661
    £1,750.00
    £ 1,750
    Category:Rifles
    Subcategory:Single Shot
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 1,750
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:Westley Richards
    Calibre:.451
    Model:Portuguese Contract Westley Richards & Co Whitworth Patent .451 / .483 Calibre P
    Manufactured Year:1867
    Antique:yes
    Certificate:No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968
    Barrel length:20 inches
    Overall length:36 inches
    Your reference:13657
    Gun Status:Activated
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    Westley Richards Portuguese Contract Westley Richards & Co Whitworth Patent .451 / .483 Calibre P Single Shot .451  Rifles
    Westley Richards Portuguese Contract Westley Richards & Co Whitworth Patent .451 / .483 Calibre P Single Shot .451 Rifles
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