Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1839 Sea Service

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1839 Sea Service

Date

1846

Object Number

XII.315

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.79 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Formerly IWM No.19,077 (When temporarily stored from about 1927 to 1938, a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria.). Formerly Class XII.756 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.940 (1857-1909, The Old War Office inventory system otherwise known as the Hewitt system.). Originally registered in July 1897. Transferred from RSAF Enfield in 1891 as part of a collection of Sealed Pattern Arms. (Enfield list no.16)

Dimensions

BarrelLength30.2inches
BarrelLength767mm
OverallLength167mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.77 in

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Ffoulkes C J, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, Vol 2, London, HMSO. p.369.

Notes

Described in the Enfield transfer list as: Musket, sea service, patt.1845, with bayonet.