Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military carbine - Royal Sappers and Miners Carbine

Percussion muzzle-loading military carbine - Royal Sappers and Miners Carbine

Date

1856

Object Number

XII.326

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.105 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Formerly IWM No.19,105 (When temporarily stored from about 1927 to 1938, a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria.). Formerly Class XII.753 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.1023 (1857-1909, The Old War Office inventory system otherwise known as the Hewitt system.). Originally registered in July 1898. Transferred from RSAF Enfield in 1891 as part of a collection of Sealed Pattern Arms. (Enfield list no.365)

Dimensions

BarrelLength31.57inches
BarrelLength802mm
OverallLength1213mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.58 in

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Tower of London [souvenir guide], Royal Armouries, Leeds, 2000, p.19, colour ill.

Ffoulkes C J, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, Vol 2, London, HMSO. p.370.

Notes

Bayonet X.135 associated (as recorded in the 1916 catalogue)
Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer list as: Carbine, smoothbore, Lancaster patt, for Royl Sappers & Miners, oval bored with sword bayonet and leather scabbard. Tower 1856 on lockplate.