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Research Press is pleased to support those studying aspects of firearms or associated history. News and progress updates are welcomed if you have a research project with a view to publishing the results. Contact: Research Press

Readers are also directed to the British Militaria Forums, where questions can be posted and knowledge shared with others.

Hex Bore – the Whitworth Research Project

Hex Bore’ is the Whitworth Research Project for the study of Whitworth rifles and artillery. Whitworth’s experiments revolutionised rifle design.

News, updates, information and anecdotes will be found in the supplementary Hex Bore blog.

Alexander Henry, Edinburgh, Scotland

Alexander Henry Inventory – On the creation of an “inventory” of Alexander Henry’s rifles and shotguns, to gain an understanding how many are still in existence.

Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson his Patents, Arms and Ammunition – Andrew Appleby in South Africa is researching the little known Victorian Engineer, Thomas Wilson. His rifle systems work was conducted during the 1860’s and later.