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Woodgate rifle
Country of origin

Great Britain

Designer(s)

Herbert Ferdinand Woodgate

Year(s) designed

1894 - 1900

Weapon type

Self-loading rifle

Caliber

.303 British

Action

Slam-fire

The Woodgate rifle was a British self-loading rifle designed by Herbert Ferdinand Woodgate.

OverviewEdit

The Woodgate rifle was developed after the rejection of the Griffiths & Woodgate rifle by the British Army. It used the slam-fire mechanism of the Griffiths & Woodgate rifle, but was only capable of semi-automatic fire. Like its predecessor, the Woodgate rifle suffered issues with accuracy and recoil. Very few prototypes were made, and none are known to still exist.

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