Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Minie Pattern 1851

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Minie Pattern 1851

Date

1852

Object Number

XII.370

Provenance

Formerly Class XII.764 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.948 (1857-1909, The Old War Office inventory system otherwise known as the Hewitt system.). Originally registered in the collection in July 1897. Transferred from RSAF Enfield in 1891 as part of a collection of Sealed Pattern Arms. (Enfield list no.29)

Physical Description

One of the versions of the Minie tested at Enfield. Ordnance Select Committee Trials 1852

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.09 inhes
BarrelLength993 mm
OverallLength1393 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.72 in

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Ffoulkes C J, 1916, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, Vol 2, London, HMSO. p.375.