A .451 WHITWORTH PERCUSSION THREE BAND MILITARY MATCH RIFLE, CIRCA 1861, no visible serial number,
with 29 1/2in. barrel (shortened from 33in.) with Whitworth patent rifling, dovetail adjustable blade front-sight, match type windage adjustable rear-sight, border engraved detented lock stamped on the tail with the Whitworth trademark of a crowned wheatsheaf, bolt safety to centre and engraved 'WHITWORTH & COMPANY, iron mounted full walnut stock, with chequered wrist and fore-end, the butt fitted with a circular patchbox, complete with sling swivels, rod missing, the rifle appears to have had the barrel shortened at the breech and the fore-end to suit, rod and percussion nipple missing
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