The Whitworth Rifle

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Early Sporting Rifle with spur guard and 30″ barrel. “Cape” rear sight, windage-adjustable “Express” front sights are typical, as are stock, lock and breech design. First appearing in I860, these rifles were offered in light and heavyweight (one pound difference) models, and were made in limited numbers through the muzzle-loading period. They retailed for £35 cased complete with accessories. Courtesy K. T. Brown.

Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat RiflesThis Photo Gallery is an excerpt from the Gun Digest Book of Classic Combat Rifles.