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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

Long Range Target Shooting with the
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A rare Whitworth sporting rifle. Caliber .451, but unusual with back action lock. Note the separate ram rod within the case - no provision for fitting to the rifle. One of a small batch made in 1859.

Whitworth sporting rifle

Whitworth sporting rifle

Courtesy Tom Rowe collection