(I would like to especially thank
Mr. John Baines of the UK for his extensive help with researching the Westly
Richards lineage of the Nepalese Peabody Gehendra rifle and for graciously
providing me with the following photos and permission to share them here.)
An early 1870s Westley Richards (photo from Walter, Rifles of the World)
Yet another variety of Westley Richards, note comed stock and wrist reinforcing bolts
It's in the internals that we see the STRONG similarity to the Nepalese
Gehendra. Note that the hammer rides within the operating lever just as
does the hammer of the Nepalese.
Above: Hammer cocked. Note we are taling about a Hammer, not a striker
Below: Hammer has been fired.
Note notch on the rear receiver of this Westley Richards Carbine, to
accomodate particularly long cartridges.
Inscription below the sight reads: "FOR W.R. MARTINI CARTRIDGES"
The Westley Richards "Triangle" trademark
Inscription on the barrel of this early carbine reads:
"HENRY'S PATENT RIFLING"
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Revised october 11, 1999