A Percussion Breech Loading Westley Richards Patent Monkey Tail Pistol. With russet barrel stamped ‘Whitworth Patent’ along the top in front of the serial numbered breech-block stamped with Birmingham proofs, hinged breech lever stamped ‘Westley Richards Patent’ signed flat lock dated within a triangle on the tail, figured three-quarter stock, regulation brass mounts including butt-cap with lanyard ring.
Sold at Bonhams, California 18th November 2013.
Ex. Clive Brook Collection. Featured on page 11-8 of British Ordnance Single Shot Pistols (2019).
A copy of the book accompanies the pistol.
"The pistol was made for the Portuguese government and issued to the 2nd Regiment of Lancers F Troop No. 11.
One of 1000 pistols supplied to Portugal from 1867. Supplied in two models, this one with a ramrod and a second model without a ramrod. Lanyard and sling rings also vary in size. This pistol having a smaller ring”.
Bore: 40 Bore
Barrel Length: 9 Inches (22.86 cm)
Total Length: 14.5 Inches (36.83 cm)