Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Unidentified

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Unidentified

Date

1850

Object Number

XII.4524

Provenance

Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

Converted to percussion probably from tube-lock rather than flintlock, the holes in the lockplate filled and any marks removed. Both foresight and backsight have been removed. The bore has shallow twelve groove rifling. The stock has been shortened and is much repaired.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength29.25in.
BarrelLength743mm
OverallLength44.4in.
OverallLength1128mm
OverallWeight3.56kg
OverallWeight7.13lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number K4322?

Calibre

18.5 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Unit marking
1.0.B.1.0.N.8
Left side of barrel
Stamped
Unit marking
10.B over I.O., over N.8.
Buttplate
Stamped
?
19
Triggerguard
Stamped
Proofs
Birmingham proofs.
Barrel
Stamped
Serial number
K4322
Right side of barrel
Stamped