Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1858 Naval Rifle, sealed pattern

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1858 Naval Rifle, sealed pattern

Date

1857

Object Number

XII.381

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.224 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Formerly IWM No.19,108 (When temporarily stored from about 1927 to 1938, a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria.). Formerly Class XII.787 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.971 (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.80)

Dimensions

OverallLength1245mm
BarrelLength838mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.577 in

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

C ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, 1916, vol.II, p.377

Notes

Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer as:
Musket rifle, sea service patt. prepared and forwarded in ref to order 5.7.59. 77/18/118. 'Enfield 1858' on lockplate.