Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading target rifle

Percussion muzzle-loading target rifle



Object Number



Formerly IWM No.19,874 (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.1198. 1856 cat No.VII/8. Transferred via the Cottesloe committee, 1927.

Physical Description

Octagonal barrel with slight swell at muzzle and with 7 grooves, Front sight and adjustable back sight and at the breech an illegible signature and L(?)668. The lock has been converted by the drum and nipple system. The stock has a separate fore-end, 2 ramrod pipes and a fitting for a butt mounted sight. Contoured trigger guard and chequered stock with a strongly curved butt plate. The butt is stamped MA1198 and plastic tag has 874. Cheek rest and there is s square inset in the butt and there is some simple incised scroll engraving


BarrelLength28.35 inches
BarrelLength720 mm
OverallLength1070 mm


Serial Number None visible


0.60 in


formerly XXIV 566