Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Model 1857

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Model 1857

Date

1858

Object Number

XII.2527

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Dimensions

BarrelLength40.55inches
BarrelLength1030mm
OverallLength1420mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.71 in

Associations

Places France

Notes

This is an example of the first French Minie Musket, which was progressively rifled with for rectangular grooves giving a twist of half a turn in the length of the barrel; the furniture is of M.1822 pattern.