#06 Whitworth Rifle
|Type:||Percussion Military Rifle|
|Number Built:||Approx. 13,400|
|Effective Range:||800-1,000 Yd (730-910 M)|
Did you know
The British Whitworth rifle resembles the better-known Enfield Pattern 1853, but features hexagonal rifling and was designed to fire a close-fitting, hexagonal bullet.
This wasted less propellant gas on firing, making it prized for its accuracy amongst Confederate snipers in the American Civil War.
A lesser-known weapon of the period, it appeared recently as a plot point in BBC One’s Victorian police drama Ripper Street.