Object Title

Percussion breech-loading carbine - Westley Richards Patent

Percussion breech-loading carbine - Westley Richards Patent

Date

1883

Object Number

XII.9022

Physical Description

Westley Richards Monkey tail carbine ; barrel with Whitworth patent .450.483; breech with Birmingham proof, 52 crowned BP trapdoor marked Manufactured by Westley Richards; lockplate with triangle enclosing 1883 and Westley Richards & Co. Butt has brass plate reading 'British Wesley Richards Carbine Calibre .450 1883. Stock stamped with OVS(?), retains cleaning rod

Dimensions

BarrelLength25.2inches
BarrelLength640mm
OverallLength1050mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 18509

Calibre

0.46 in

Associations

Places Britain