Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Date

1856

Object Number

XII.9550

Provenance

Formerly Loan 160, The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum. Returned 18th March 1991. First issued 1956.

Physical Description

Standard blued lock, stamped crown over VR on tail and 1856 over TOWER in front of cock. Fully stocked with three barrel bands held on by clips. Correct ram-rod fitted, with jag-head and swell. Blacked barrel fitted with foresight and leaf backsight, stamped with standard proof marks

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Barrel length: 39 in (991 mm), Weight: 9 lb. 5.25 oz [4.24 kg]

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.577 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Butt-plate tang stamped 15. Left side of butt stamped 276 and the left side flate is stamped with the stockers name, J.DAVIS

Associations

Places England

Notes

Used in 19th Century Firearms Seminar, 18 April 2007