Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Springfield Model 1855

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Springfield Model 1855

Date

1850-1860

Object Number

XII.709

Provenance

Transferred from the Royal Smallarms Factory, Enfield, as being a duplicate of American firearms. Between 1860 and 1865.

Physical Description

Rifled with 3 rectangular grooves making 1 turn in 6 feet,

Dimensions

BarrelLength1016mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.58 in

Inscriptions and Marks

progressively rifled: .005 in at the muzzle increasing to .15 in at the breech

Associations

Places America

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, addendum to the Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1865, p.13