May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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1868 dated Westley Richards Monkey Tail centerfire single shot rifle, serial number 337, with only approximately 600 ever produced. According to Westley Richards, there are only 12 known, making this the 13th. 24" round barrel in .45 Centerfire with blade front sight, barrel band placed about 4" from muzzle, "WHITWORTH PATENT" marking forward of rear sight, and graduated carbine ladder rear sight graduated to 800 yards. Plain 1-piece walnut stock with brass mountings, nosecap placed about 1" from muzzle, and period cavalry sling swivel. Crosspin placed about 3 - 1/4" from breech in stock. Stock is marked with "ROB HUGHE'S UNIVERSAL FIREARM WORKS BIRMm." in an oval cartouche on right side near butt. Matching serial numbers found on barrel, frame, tail, and bolt. Birmingham proof and view markings on barrel, frame, and bolt on left side. CONDITION: Very good, with iron assemblies turned a gunmetal grey patina with minor freckling throughout. Brass components are bright as lightly cleaned. Stock has been lightly cleaned with handling marks throughout, and no major signs of distress. Mechanically fine. Bore is frosted with well-defined rifling. TON
Barrel Length
.450 Center Fire
FFL Status
Westley Richards
Monkey Tail
Westley Richards Article
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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