WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO, LONDON
A .451 (WHITWORTH) PERCUSSION BREECH-LOADING SPORTING-RIFLE, MODEL 'MONKEY-TAIL ', serial no. 4572,
dated for 1874, with round 30 1/4in. hexagonal rifled barrel, the raised and half matted sighting rib marked 'WHITWORTH PATENT', dove-tailed blade fore-sight, elevating ladder rear-sight with additional standing notch and two further flush-fitting folding blades, scroll engraved flip-up breech-block marked 'MANUFACTURED BY WESTLEY RICHARDS', border and scroll engraved lock signed on the bar 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO' and dated in a triangle trademark on the tail, refinished pistol-grip half-stock (some inlet and other repairs), iron furniture including patch-box to the right hand side, moulded iron pistol-grip cap (chipped and cracked) and brass-tipped wood under-barrel clearing rod, iron surfaces refinished with some mild pitting
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