Wilkinson Reduced Bore Trials Rifle 1852
Guns International #: 100664060 Seller's Inventory #: 29668
Category: Antique Rifles - Percussion - Military Rifles - Antique
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Seller: Joe Salter
Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
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Wilkinson reduced bore rifle from the 1852 British trials. This Wilkinson rifle is basically a scaled down Patt 51 rifled musket in 0.530 bore. The barrel is 39", 5 groove with ratchet rifling with a bright excellent bore. For reference see "The British Soldier's Firearm 1850-1864 by C.H. roads pages 48-53 . This example retains its' original rear sight and the front sight is a dovetailed replacement as is the rammer. The barrel retains about 70% of its' original finish. The wood is very sound showing only minor usage and storage marks. The brass fittings show no evidence of polishing and have a mellow patina. This example is mechanically sound and is a very scarce item for any serious British Military Collector. being a trials rifle there were very few examples built. Most surviving examples are in military institutions and few in private hands. A scarce item.
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