Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle - Remington Model 1862 Zouave

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle - Remington Model 1862 Zouave

Date

1863

Object Number

XII.2478

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Belgian copy, smoothbore. Bayonet bar of the right side at the muzzle professionally removed

Dimensions

OverallLength1232 mm
BarrelLength828 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.77 in

Associations

Places Belgium

Notes

Careful examination of the internal areas indicate this as a Belgian-made arm, not an American arm well disguised by subsequent refinishing. It is likely that the bore has been smooth-bored at a later date, possibly to make it more saleable as a sporting gun.