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Traded for a Westley Richards sporting rifle in 577/450 and need lever hinge pin/cocking indicator or drawing of such and a buttplate and carrier screw, and mag tube cap or drawings of such for a Whitney Kennedy. Caliber is 38 cf, any ideas which one? Thanks in advance, moodyholler
 

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I cant help you Moody but that looks like a nice gun! :) Gives me something to look into as I never heard of it before. Good luck in your search!
 

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Couple more pics! moodyholler

 

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Drop me an email James, and I'll put you in touch with a Whitney Kennedy collector who might be able to help you out.-Vall
 

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I used a search engine that searches search engines and came up with the following sites with photos, don't know if they will help or not.

http://www.micksguns.com/antique guns.htm
http://abw.netfirms.com/small_arms.htm
http://www.hallowellco.com/single.htm Click on the photo button, really good pictures.
http://www.gunboards.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=138217 downloadable photos.
http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-weapons/alex-henry.htm
http://www.researchpress.co.uk/firearms/britain/martini/index.htm Look at this one for parts.
 

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Moody,

For the Brit gun, you could also try http://www.gunboards.com and ask on the English forum. While the site is slanted toward the military arms, some of the folks there really know their biz about these and may be able to point you in the right direction.

It would sure be interesting to know what game was shot with the old elephant gun! And what parts of Africa it has seen! SW
 

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By the way Moodyholler, I'd bet money your ".38 centerfire" is a .38-40 caliber.
 

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Thought you might enjoy this.

Whitney-Kennedy

Made from 1879 to 1886, this levergun was produced in 2 frame sizes:

Small Frame - .32-30, .38-40, .44-40

Large Frame - .40-60, .45-60, .45-75, .50-90.

The rifle was an outgrowth of and an improvement upon the Burgess design. However it still was not as popular as the Marlin or Winchester leverguns.


Looks like 38-40 it is.
 

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Too cool James. Did you find them up our way, round Roanoke or down south (or maybe in WV or Tidewater)? I never see such up here. Do you think I've had to surrender my magnetism to you and Vall? :wink:
 
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