Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading carbine - Vivian's 1836 Constabulary Carbine

Percussion muzzle-loading carbine - Vivian's 1836 Constabulary Carbine

Date

1835

Object Number

XII.2146

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.390 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Formerly IWM No.19,361 (When temporarily stored from about 1927 to 1938, a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria.). Formerly in the museum of artillery collection, the Rotunda. 1874 Cat no. 1068. 1856 Cat no. VI/203. Transferred via the Cottesloe committee, 1927.

Physical Description

Fitted with bayonet X.129

Dimensions

BarrelLength24.02inches
BarrelLength610mm
OverallLength1011mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.63 in (17 bore)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Possible for Prison service. Possibly one of three purchased by the Board of Ordnance in December 1835. Wilkinson's confirm that fiveteen (15) of these were made by them in 1835 and 1836.
Sir Richard Hussey Vivian was Master General of the Ordnance in 1835.