Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading rifle - Experimental Macnaughton Pattern

Centrefire breech-loading rifle - Experimental Macnaughton Pattern

Date

about 1880

Object Number

PR.5597

Provenance

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

Physical Description

BR PAT 1137; 1872. Designed by Joseph Duval of Quebec, patented by Edward Alexander Prentice of Montreal, and manufactured by James MacNaughton of Edinburgh. Submitted to the Dominion of Canada Department of Militia for trial against the Martini-Henry. This according to 'Bush Fighting' book (see Notes field)

Dimensions

dimensions:0.815 1.260 weight:3.96

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 233

Calibre

.577/450 in

Associations

Places Britain