Model: S181

Whitworth Rifle

In the year 1854 sir. Joseph Whitworth, was commissioned by the english war office to design a rifle to replace the enfield pattern 53, he started to work on a .451 caliber rifle, equipped with a barrel having a hexagonal bore profile.
The rifle created outperformed all competitors during the tests made in 1859 and enabling the Queen Victoria to easily hit a target at 366 meters (400 yards), during the first meeting of the british rifle association.
Also used during the american civil war, the rifle equipped the sharpshooters of the confederate army, hence the name “Whitworth sharpshooters”.
Our company is glad to offer its hammer forged browned finish hexagonal barrel version, american walnut stock, with lock parts light colour case hardened finish.


Code: 010S181451

Caliber: .451

Grooves: 6

Technical specifications

Caliber .451
Grooves 6
Twist mm 508
Twist inches 1:20
Barrel's length mm 914,00
Barrel's length inches 36
Overall length mm 1295,00
Overall length inches 51
Weight kg 4,600
Weight lbs 9,46
Family code S.181
Classification NON PREV