Object Title

Flintlock breech-loading military carbine - Model 1770

Flintlock breech-loading military carbine - Model 1770

Date

1775

Object Number

XII.2171

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Dimensions

ChamberLength111mm
OverallLength1222mm
BarrelLength876mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.74 in

Associations

Places Austria

Notes

The Crespi breech loaders were issued to Dragoons, Carabiniers and Chevauxlegers between 1770 and 1779. In 1793 they were partially re-issued to the Vienna Home Guard Volunteers, but complaints were so rife that they were quickly withdrawn.