A Semi-military Whitworth Rifle (C778)

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The finely engraved semi-military rifle C778 was sold by Rock Island Auction Co., 20 May 2023. There was a batch of these engraved rifles with spur trigger guard made around this time (c1862). This particular rifle was formerly in the George W. Wray Jr. collection, Atlanta History Center. It was subsequently sold by Poulin Auction Co, Fairfield, ME, USA, in October 2019.

Regarding the video below, and the presenters comment about the barrel being “absent of proof marks” – please note ‘absent of visible proof marks’ would be appropriate. Previous documentation of this rifle notes that proof marks and bore gauge are stamped on the underside of the barrel.