Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1842

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1842

Date

1850

Object Number

XII.996

Provenance

From Ordnance Office, Tower 1922

Physical Description

Barrel stamped with Government proof and viewer's marks and on the underside ENFIELD, JOHN CLIVE, and numerous letters and numbers.
Lock engraved with Royal Cipher and 1850 Enfield and stamped on the inner si.de with the name J. DAVIS and letters, I.E.
The stock bears the names JELLS AND R. WAYNE, and on the butt a cirular stamo with R.M Enfield.

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.2inches
BarrelLength995mm
OverallLength54.8inches
OverallLength1394mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.75 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Ordnance Mark
Crown, ->
Lockplate
Stamped
Proof mark
Crown, Crossed swords
Breech
Stamped
View mark
Crown, E 3
Breech
Stamped
Ordnance Mark
Crown, TP ->
Breech
Stamp
Royal cipher
Crown, V+R
Lockplate
Engraved
Ordnance Mark
Crown, ->
Breech
Stamped
View mark
Crown
Breech
Stamped
Maker's mark
ENFIELD 1850
Lockplate
Engraved
Maker's mark
J, DAVIS, I.E
Inner lockplate
Stamped
Stock maker's mark
JELLS
Underside ofStock
Stamped
Maker's mark
R Crown M, Enfield
Butt
Stamped