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These pages are dedicated to the memory of
William (Bill) Scott Curtis
(1931-2021)

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Whitworth Rifle enthusiasts

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Pattern 1863 Enfield-Whitworth Short Rifle of which something over 8,200 were manufactured during 1863 and 1864 for trials. The pictured rifle was manufactured in July 1864.

If you own such a rifle, or the 1862 Enfield-Whitworth, please get in touch. The underside of the barrel and back of breech plug have details including barrel supplier, date and serial number. Pictures would be much appreciated.

Pattern 1863 Enfield-Whitworth Short Rifle