Object Title

Percussion breech-loading carbine - Westley Richards Patent

Percussion breech-loading carbine - Westley Richards Patent

Date

1851

Object Number

XII.9020

Physical Description

Westley Richards Monkey Tail carbine. Barrel marked Whitwoth Patent .480 .451 ;breech with 52 and crowned BP; Birmingham proof; trapdoor marked Westley Richards Patent. Stock to rear of trigger guard tang 555; Lockplate Westley Richards & Co 1851

Dimensions

BarrelLength24.92inches
BarrelLength633mm
OverallLength1043mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 555

Calibre

0.45 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

retains cleaning rod and chain for nipple protector