Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1842

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1842

Date

1852

Object Number

XII.323

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.86 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Formerly IWM No.19,082 (When temporarily stored from about 1927 to 1938, a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria.). Formerly Class XII.774 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.958 (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.53)

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.21inches
BarrelLength996mm
OverallLength1389mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.75 in

Associations

Places England

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 1891 Enfield transfer list as: Musket S.B. patt/42 with Sharpners patent sight 'Tower V.R. 1849' on lockplate.