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

A single-shot percussion pistol with a blued barrel and surface hardened lockplate and hammer. The hammer spur is knurled and the lockplate is marked with the production place and year as well as an Indian government mark. The nose cap, trigger guard and butt plate are brass. A steel lanyard ring is fitted to the butt plate. The ramrod is fitted to a hinge below the muzzle, which allows its use whilst preventing it from being lost.

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength14 in.
OverallLength349 mm
OverallWeight1.175 kg
OverallWeight2.59 lbs
BarrelLength8 in.
BarrelLength203 mm

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

Notes

Stocked by Joseph Wilson of Birmingham.