Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading musket - Pattern 1842

Percussion muzzle-loading musket - Pattern 1842

Date

1845

Object Number

XII.1623

Provenance

Purchased at auction, Wallis & Wallis, Lewes, Sussex. 14 January 1955. Lot 99.

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.06inches
BarrelLength992mm
OverallLength1393mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.76 in (11 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped with London proof marksbutt plate engraved 8.

Associations

Places England

Notes

Muskets were first acquired for the defence of the Bank of England during the Chartist Riots in 1838, a further purchase probably of more modern percussion weapons being made in 1846.