Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading musket - Pattern 1858

Percussion muzzle-loading musket - Pattern 1858

Date

1855-1865

Object Number

XII.327

Provenance

Transferred from Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, in 1891, as part of a collection of Sealed Pattern Arms (Enfield list no. 76). Originally registered in July 1897. Formerly Class XXIV.193 (Student Collection, 1938-1971); formerly IWM no. 19,110 (temporarily stored in the IWM from about 1927 to 1938 when a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria); formerly Class XII.784 (Dillon, 1909-1916); formerly Class XII.968 (Hewitt, 1857-1909)

Dimensions

OverallLength1400mm
BarrelLength991mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.656 in

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Ffoulkes C J, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, Vol 2, London, HMSO. p.370.

Notes

Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer list as: Enfield smooth bore musket patt/58 with bayonet. 'Enfield 1858' on lockplate.