Euroarms of America Whitworth .451 Percussion Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,025


Make: Euroarms

Model:  Whitworth

Serial Number: NVSN

Year of Manufacture: 31902

Caliber: .451

Action Type: Percussion ignition Muzzelloader

Markings: The lock plate is marked “Whitworth”. The left side of the chamber is marked “31902” with other proofs and “Sir Joseph Whitworth”. The trigger guard is marked “Made in Italy” The top of the barrel is marked “Euroarms of America”

Barrel Length: 36”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is dovetailed to the barrel and is a hooded post. The rear sight is a graduated stair step with 3 level grading out from 4 to 10  with a “u” notch for sight plain.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is “fine” with few handling marks but shows great care taken. The LOP measures 14 ¾ inches from the front of the trigger to the back of the brass buttplate, which is covered by a modern, tan, leather, Pachmyer limb saver style cover. The stock rates Very fine overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: none

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is strong. There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This Musket length Rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear throughout. It is missing its percussion nipple.The screw heads are strongly slotted and serviceable. The pins are smoothed but serviceable. The markings are strong. Overall, this Musket length three band rifle rates in about Very fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions Correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  none

Our Assessment:  Sir Joseph Whitworth’s patented exagon rifling was one of the most innovative pieces of engineering design in the field of muzzle loading rifles. The accuracy which was achievable with mechanically fitting hexagon bullets was legendary. Faithfully recreated by Euroarms Italia the loading system on the Whitworth has been developed to use lubricated soft lead cylindro-conoidal bullets.This gun is in great shape. Overall condition can be seen in photos. Please look at those and enjoy the auction.-K.F.

Euroarms of America Whitworth .451 Percussion Rifle
Euroarms of America Whitworth .451 Percussion Rifle