Cased Whitworth Rifle Company Sporting Rifle, Manchester, England Serial number: 765., .451 Caliber


Cased Whitworth Rifle Company Sporting Rifle, Manchester, England
Serial number: 765., .451 Caliber, entire view

This sporting rifle is iron mounted with a horn nose cap; lock is marked "WHITWORTH".
The bottom of the barrel has 52 bore Birmingham proofs and serial number "765". The
wrist and forearm are finely checkered. Iron, trigger guard and round patchbox are
intricately engraved. The barrel has Rigby flats; front sight is a fixed dovetail; the rear
sight is a combination express 2 leaf and ladder. English mahogany case, green baize
lined and fitted for powder flask, screw drivers, bullet starters, worms, cleaning brushes,
oil bottle, cap tin, and patch tin. Pasted to the interior or lid is found the paper label of
Whitworth Rifle Company of Manchester, England. The finely dovetail joined mahogany
case is sound; the lid displays a vacant round plaque. [Within the case are very good
accessories including the American Flask and Cap Company flask; spring is a bit sticky
& leather cover has dried and shrunk therefore pulling the seam apart on one side. A
cleaning rod with brass ferrule and an exotic wood handle; a selection of cleaning tools
fitted for the rod; also, other tools such as a nut-driver for changing nipples. Included
are a tin of patches and a tin of caps.]

A handwritten tag attached to key found inside the case reads as follows: This case
contained a Whitworth Single Barrel Sporting Rifle, formally the property of the late Lord
Leconfield.".
[Lots of information regarding the Wyndham family and the Lords
Leconfield are found on the web.]


Cased Whitworth Rifle Company Sporting Rifle, Manchester, England
Serial number: 765., .451 Caliber, case view
CONDITION: Very good to fine overall condition; traces of finish; barrel displays traces
of blue faded to smooth smoky gray patina. The engraved trigger guard has replaced
rear screw and light pitting. Stock is in very good original condition except an
approximately 1" repair at toe. Nose cap appears to have been restored with black
resin. Mechanically fine with single set trigger and safety. Hexagonal bore well defined
with pitting.

$12,500.00

( 1310-56 ) [1448]



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