Object Title

Percussion breech-loading rifled musket - Pattern 1853 experimental

Percussion breech-loading rifled musket - Pattern 1853 experimental

Date

1860

Object Number

XII.11825

Provenance

Purchased from Military Swords Ltd, Leicester. Purchased from OBI antique firearms, New York, USA, March 2012. Acquired by OBI at U.S. gun show.

Physical Description

It encorporates a modern rotating bolt of the type common in European and later Britsh designs, but preserves the standard P'53 lock, barrel, and metal furniture. It makes use of the original stock design, however. Materials: steel and walnut

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.577 in

Associations

Places England