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George Gibbs, Bristol, England

Manufacturer of the muzzle loading Gibbs-Metford rifle and the breech loading Gibbs-Farquharson-Metford rifle. 

"Death of Mr. George Gibbs. - We regret to announce the death, on June 19th, of Mr. George Gibbs, of Clifton, in his 72nd year. Mr. Gibbs was a Somersetshire man, having been born at Bishop’s Lydeard, near Taunton, in 1813. When a young man he became a capital shot, and remained so up to the last. In the infancy of the Volunteer movement Mr. Gibbs attached himself to the Bristol Rifle Corps, in which he took much interest, and was for some time Armoury-Sergeant. He was the sole manufacturer of the Metford rifle, and he himself effected many improvements in rifles, guns, &c" Volunteer Service Gazette, Saturday 12 July 1884