Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1839

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1839

Date

1840

Object Number

XII.322

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.84 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Formerly Class XII.768 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.952 (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.40)

Dimensions

BarrelLength30.12inches
BarrelLength765mm
OverallLength1165mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.75 in

Associations

Bibliographic References

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

Notes

Bayonet X.104 associated (as recorded in the 1916 catalogue)
Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer list as: Musket Artillery. S.B. Extra Service patt. with bayonet 'V.R. Tower' on lockplate.