Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Date

1856

Object Number

XII.9084

Physical Description

Barrel with crowned arrow; crown B over 26; crowned TP arrow; crowned B over 26; crowned B over 26; rear sight crowned B over 26.
Lock dated 1856 and crowned 17.
Butt with arrow and WD; SWINBURN crowned B over 12 (three times). Stock with mirrored R J,THORNTON. Barrel bands F and B over 24 B M crowned B over 26.
lacking hammer and tumbler screw and damage to toe of butt

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.577 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Numbered on butt-tang: 181Stock stamped: 15

Associations

Places England