Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853, sealed pattern

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853, sealed pattern

Date

1857

Object Number

XII.976

Provenance

From Ordnance Office, Tower, 1922.

Physical Description

Unlike many, the butt is not inscribed to state the purpose of sealing but judging from the date, it may have been the introduction of the interchageable series

Dimensions

BarrelLength991 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible

Calibre

.577 in

Associations

Notes

This rifle may be the Sealed Pattern of the alteration from the earlier form of solid barrel band to the later screwed type, the earlier spring-retained type being largely discontinued after 1856.