Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading military rifle-musket - Model 1844/60

Centrefire breech-loading military rifle-musket - Model 1844/60

Date

1871

Object Number

XII.2493

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Dimensions

BarrelLength1029mm
OverallLength1410mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.70 in

Associations

Places Italy

Notes

The Renkin tag on this rifle states system Merkelbach, but the only reference to any such system is a British patent of 1871, which does not greatly resemble the present example. It is obviously an Italian experimental piece