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Whitworth Database Management Updates - 2022

  • That's the new year off to a good start with two previously unrecorded Whitworth rifles added to the database; a 'B' series military target rifle and an 'F' series full match rifle. 7 January 2022
  • With further information what was initially thought an 'F' series match rifle, appears to have been an early Whitworth sporting rifle c1859/60, with half stock, and spur trigger guard. It appears to have been re-barreled c1864/65 - it may also have been at this time that a tang sight mounting was added. 16 January 2022
  • Rifles appear at auction, then often are lost track of. Nice to receive an update on the whereabouts of a 'D' series Whitworth previously noted in 2004, 2008 and 2021. 5 February 2022
  • Good to catch up with a couple of Whitworth rifles; a 'B' series military match rifle and an 'E' series full match rifle. Previously recorded in the Whitworth database in 1994; details reviewed and updated. 12 February 2022
  • Whitworth rifle serial no. 670 of 1860 now documented. Previously the only information to hand was a reference to it from 1963, but no details or pictures. Now fully documented. 27 February 2022
  • Whitworth sporting rifle no. 237 records updated. One of a small batch of such rifles with back action locks made in 1859. 3 March 2022
  • Updated records for Whitworth commercial military rifle C465. Previously last noted for sale at auction in 2009. 6 April 2022
  • Details of a previously undocumented cased Whitworth sporting rifle c1860, with original mould and powder flask, added to the database. 17 April 2022
  • Photographs added and details updated of early experimental / trials rifle dated 1858. 27 April 2022