Object Title

Percussion pistol - Enfield Cavalry India Pattern

Percussion pistol - Enfield Cavalry India Pattern

Date

1871

Object Number

PR.10511

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Purchased by the Pattern Room from Guns & Sports, Stratford on Avon, February 1995

Physical Description

MKD. EIG; BIRMINGHAM; 1871

Dimensions

Barrellength8 in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.656 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Proof and acceptance markings
Various markings indicating `Proof` and acceptance.
Left upper rear of barrel adjacent to breech area
Stamped
Place and date of manufacture
`Birmingham` above `1871`
On Lock Plate forward of hammer
Engraved
Ownership mark
`EIG` (East India Government)
To rear of hammer on Lock Plate
Engraved
Ownership mark
`EIG` with Broad arrow acceptance mark in double elipse with `Birmingham~ enclosed within
LHS of stock below hammer
Embossed

Associations

Places Britain