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

BarrelLength1029 mm
OverallLength1410 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible 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