Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Brunswick Rifle

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Brunswick Rifle

Date

1847

Object Number

XII.363

Provenance

Formerly Class XII.773 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.957 (1857-1909, The Old War Office inventory system otherwise known as the Hewitt system.). Originally registered in July 1897. Transferred from RSAF Enfield in 1891 as part of a collection of Sealed Pattern Arms. (Enfield list no.51)

Physical Description

The barrel is not twisted and is blued instead of browned, the notch of the bayonet standard being at mid-length.
Fitted with bayonet X.140. Forwarded to Enfield by Mr Philcox - this arm governed the supply of 600 in 1856-7

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible

Calibre

.70 in

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Ffoulkes C J, 1916, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, Vol 2, London, HMSO. p.374.

Notes

Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer as:
Rifle Brunswick patt. 2 grooves, with sword bayonet, forwarded to Enfield by Mr.Philcox 4.11.73, this arm governed the supply of 600 in 1856-7. 'Tower 1847' on lockplate.