Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifled carbine - Pattern1856 for the East India Company, sealed pattern

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifled carbine - Pattern1856 for the East India Company, sealed pattern

Date

1856

Object Number

XII.378

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.213 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Formerly IWM No.19,106 (When temporarily stored from about 1927 to 1938, a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria.). Formerly Class XII.821 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.1005 (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.362)

Physical Description

Pattern arm but not sealed

Dimensions

OverallLength1213mm
BarrelLength800mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.577 in

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

C ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, 1916, vol. II, 376.

P J Lankester, ''Land Transort Corps swords' in the Royal Armouries: and interim summary', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 6, 2001, pp. 55-71, at p. 66.

Notes

Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer list as:
Carbine, rifled, sappers, E.I.Govt. cal.577 in. grooves 3 with sword bayonet & leather scabbard, approved 11.8.56.