Object Title

Flintlock military rifle - Birmingham 1776 Contract Model

Flintlock military rifle - Birmingham 1776 Contract Model

Date

1990

Object Number

XII.8754

Provenance

Purchased 9th October 1990.

Physical Description

India pattern type lock, fully stocked to the muzzle. Octagonal rifled barrel in bright steel. The ramrod is captive within a muzzle mounted stirrup. Two blade flip-up backsight. Brass furniture.

Dimensions

BarrelLength28.58 inches
BarrelLength726 mm
OverallLength1125 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.61 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Modern proofmarks.

Associations

Places America

Notes

This is a replica copy of the rare Birmingham 1776 Contract Rifle.