Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Date

1863

Object Number

XII.392

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Probably item No 89 transferred from Enfield in 1891.

Physical Description

Believed to be the rifle used to fire 16,000 rounds at 20 rounds per day, without cl;eaning, over the period 5/8/63 to 5/5/66. The rifle was kept in the house at the range during this period. As a consequence it shows deterioration especialy in the space around the nipple. The bore has not been examined. Fitted with bayonet X.103

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.02inches
BarrelLength991mm
OverallLength1373mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.59 in

Associations

Places England