Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading carbine - Pattern 1842 Heavy Cavalry Model

Percussion muzzle-loading carbine - Pattern 1842 Heavy Cavalry Model

Date

dated 1854

Object Number

XII.997

Provenance

From Ordnance Office, Tower 1922

Physical Description

Barrel stamped at the breech with government proof and view marks. Lock engraved with Royal Cipher and 1854 Tower. Stock stamped with Board of Ordnance mark and the names W. DAVIS and W.L. SARGANT and on the butt with a circular stamp consisting of WO and Broad Arrow surrounded by PIMLICO 1860. Barrel fastened using pins to stock rather than normal slides.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength25.9 in.
BarrelLength657 mm
OverallLength41.7 in.
OverallLength1059 mm
OverallWeight3.4 kg
OverallWeight7.6 lbs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.74 in (12 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Proof marks
1 2 1 9
Breech
Stamped
Proof marks
Crown TT V
Breech, next to view marks
Stamped
Ordnance Mark
Crown, ->
Lockplate
Stamped
?
Crown, ?
Breech
Stamped
Royal cipher
Crown, V R
Lockplate
Engraved
Proof marks
Crown, V/or/Ordnance mark (-> or v)
Breech
Stamped
Maker's mark
TOWER
Lock
Engraved

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