Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Experimental Enfield Pattern 1853

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Experimental Enfield Pattern 1853

Date

about 1857

Object Number

PR.5143

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

With 4 groove rifling, exterior unmarked. Lock exhibits features of the production type, ie no mainspring retaining screw which is to be found on the transitional/prototype/trial P '53's of ca. 1852. The hammer has no border engraving or "feathers" along the side of the nose - this may be a result of it being unfinished or indicative of the date of manufacture. In terms of model type, it has spring retained bands which point to the second pattern

Dimensions

dimensions:0.975 1.410 weight:3.96

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none

Calibre

.577 in

Associations

Places Britain