Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket

Date

1852

Object Number

XII.2972

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.1251 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Purchased from R.J. Braid Taylor (dealer), South Kensington, London. 23rd September 1970.

Physical Description

Tower marked 1852 swivel lock with mainspring secured by screw (cf XII.371), stamped GS on inside but with no number. No proofmarks visible. Fitted with folding rear sight of Minie type. Breech block stamped with '2'

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.13 inches
BarrelLength994 mm
OverallLength1394 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.57 in

Associations

Places England