Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading double-barrelled military rifle - Model 1795

Flintlock muzzle-loading double-barrelled military rifle - Model 1795

Date

1798

Object Number

XII.2169

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Dimensions

BarrelLength26.22inches
BarrelLength666mm
OverallLength1048mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.56 in & 0.58 in

Associations

Places Austria

Notes

These double rifles were first adopted in 1768 and the first model has swan neck cocks and faceted pans. They were intended for use by the Croat and other Slavonic troops of the Austrian frontier regiments. Twenty men in each regiment, presumably marksmen, were equipped with them.