Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle - By Westley Richards

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle - By Westley Richards

Date

1852

Object Number

XII.2981

Provenance

Probably item No. 107 transferred from Enfield to Tower in 1891.

Physical Description

Committee Trials 1852. Fitted with block rear sight and adjustable ladder sight (Westley Richards Patent) graduated to 1000 yards and without protective wings on the bed. It has three spring retained solid bands, iron furniture, swell ramrod and sling swivels at top band and trigger guard. It has the long flat on top of the barrel, typical of the experimental/trials Pattern 1853 rifles

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 60

Calibre

.577 in

Associations

Places England