Object Title

Percussion gun

Percussion gun

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XII.9403

Provenance

Formerly IWM No.19,888 (When temporarily stored from about 1927 to 1938, a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria.). Formerly in the museum of artillery collection, the Rotunda. 1874 cat No.1042. 1856 cat No.VI/178. Transferred via the Cottesloe committee, 1927

Physical Description

Foure stage barrel with octagonal breech and front sight. Flintlock converted to percussion with crude hammer. Full stock with three ramrod pipes amd sling swivel. There is no side plate but there is a cheek rest and a butt plate. On butt in white 16/78 and stamped MA 1042; there is also a sling stud and pillar trigger guard.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 49 in (1245 mm), Barrel length: 34.25 in (870 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.32 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Notes

Formerly XXIV 195