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

BarrelLength39.09inches
BarrelLength993mm
OverallLength1393mm

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.