Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Model 1845

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Model 1845

Date

1850

Object Number

XII.2314

Provenance

Probably transferred from Rotunda Museum, Woolwich, No.8A/84.

Dimensions

BarrelLength1003 mm
OverallLength1410 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

.65 rifled

Associations

Places Netherlands

Notes

Information provided by Bas Martens: This is one of the Dutch East Indies trials muskets. In 1855, 100 of these guns were shipped to the Indies. One manufacturer was Francotte, as is marked on the lockplate of this example. Assuming that each manufacturer made about one third of the total, this example is thus one of only 35 manufactured.