Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading musket - Pattern 1842

Percussion muzzle-loading musket - Pattern 1842

Date

1831-1870

Object Number

XII.11695

Provenance

Purchased from Q&C Militaria 10 January 2005

Physical Description

A standard P42 musket but with the addition of a rotating, adjustable foresight, mounted on the left of the muzzle taking the form of a brass disc. The exact method of functioning of this is no understood.

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.02inches
BarrelLength991mm
OverallLength1393mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.74 in

Inscriptions and Marks

View and proof, Tower lock

Associations

Places Britain