Whitworth: Rifle No. B143

This rifle was sold by auction 7 May 2006, Hammer price: AU$14000
Auctioneer: Australian Antique Arms Auctions


Dealers Catalogue Description (Lot 576a)
WHITWORTH PERCUSSION VOLUNTEER RIFLE: 461 Cal; 33" rnd barrel; exc bore with hexagonal rifling, strong blue finish & marked whitworth patent with British proofs & 52; knox form & lock display case hardening colour; bolted hammer safety; lock marked with plumbed coronet over w & whitworth; the 3 barrel bands show blue thinning to plum finish; coarse chequering to wrist & forend; v.g. wood with sharp profiles; patch box & steel butt plate showing signs of case hardening colour; r.rod marked f.preston manchester & numbered to the gun. This rifle is in magnificent cond & appears little used. #B143.