Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - By Diego Ventura

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - By Diego Ventura

Date

1770

Object Number

XII.1119

Provenance

Formerly in the museum of artillery collection, the Rotunda. 1874 cat No.1262. 1856 cat No.VII/85. Transferred via the Cottesloe committee, 1927

Dimensions

BarrelLength31.5 inches
BarrelLength800 mm
OverallLength1195 mm
OverallWeight3.01 kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.72 in

Associations

Notes

Rifled barrels were rarely made in Spain and it is possible that this is a smooth barrel which has been rifled at a later date.