Object Title

Percussion carbine

Percussion carbine

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XII.9404

Provenance

Formerly IWM No.19,878 (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.1263. 1856 cat No.VII/97. Transferred via the Cottesloe committee, 1927

Physical Description

Barrel with facetted breech, no front sight but V back sight. The end of the breech in the form an animal's head with the nipple protruding from its mouth . The hammer is centrally mounted . Both sides of the butt with curved serpents carved with heads pointing to the rear, It is full stocked with one pipe and large trigger guard.The butt wormed and in white paint 7/79; plastic tag 878

Dimensions

BarrelLength470 mm
OverallLength902 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.65 in with 7 grooves

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places Africa (?)

Notes

Action defective . Formerly XXIV 405