In 1854 Sir Joseph Whitworth was commissioned by the English war office to design a rifle to replace the P53 Enfield and started to work on a .451 caliber rifle, equipped with a barrel having a hexagonal bore profile. During tests in 1859, the rifle outperformed all competitors, even enabling Queen Victoria to easily hit a target at 366 meters (400 yards), during the first meeting of the British Rifle Association. It was also used during the American Civil War, the rifle equipped the sharpshooters of the confederate army, hence the name “Whitworth Sharpshooters.”
Pedersoli offers its hammer forged browned finish hexagonal barrel version, made from American walnut with lock parts finished in a light color case hardened finish.
*This weapon is currently in stock but do to the current rules company’s like PayPal have on weapon sales we can only accept payment via a phone order. We are currently working on solution which should be up in 2 weeks to once again accept order over the web. Feel free to call us at 717-338-1850 and we will be happy to take your order.*
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- Due to state law in New Jersey, we are unable to ship firearms there.
- We can not ship our reproduction Firearms outside of the United States.
- Before firing any of the listed firearms, we recommend a thorough cleaning of the rifle or revolver.
- We recommend that any live firing should be done with an experienced shooter present.
- Must be 18 years of age to purchase any firearms.
NOTE: ALL black powder musket and revolver shipments require an adult signature for delivery! Due to Legal Restrictions we do not ship firearms to New Jersey or outside the U.S.