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Hex Bore is a project by Research Press for the study of Whitworth rifles and artillery.
This blog includes project news, updates, information and anecdotes.

Chronological contents list below, or browse all posts.

Whitworth Database Updates – 2024May 2024
Cased Whitworth Rifle (B101)March 2024
Pattern 1863 Enfield-Whitworth Short RifleFebruary 2024
The Guns of the Ironclad “Riachuelo”January 2024
Whitworth Database Updates – 2023December 2023
Archival ResearchOctober 2023
Sir Joseph Whitworth & Company, 1888August 2023
The Whitworth is not a ‘Minute of Angle’ RifleJune 2023
A Semi-military Whitworth Rifle (C778)May 2023
Army (Whitworth Guns)March 2023
‘Report on European Ordnance and Manufactures’ (1882)January 2023
Miscellaneous Papers (1858)January 2023
To Working Gunmakers, 1860December 2022
A Whitworth Prize Rifle of 1860October 2022
Whitworth Database Updates – 2022October 2022
Birth of a Big Gun (1908)September 2022
Whitworth 2 cwt Deck GunJuly 2022
Whitworth Sporting Rifle with back action lockMarch 2022
Whitworth Rack and Pinion RearsightFebruary 2022
Whitworth Database Updates – 2021December 2021
Replacing Whitworth Barrels in the 19thCOctober 2021
Original Whitworth Cannon at Grayling, 2017September 2021
Whitworth RearsightsJuly 2021
Whitworth rifle of 1858May 2021
Curtis’s & Harvey No. 6April 2021
The Whitworth Guns: British Artillery at GettysburgMarch 2021
Miscellaneous Papers, 1870March 2021
Joseph WhitworthMarch 2021