Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1857

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1857

Date

1857

Object Number

XII.382

Provenance

Formerly Class XII.782 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.966 (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.74)

Dimensions

BarrelLength33in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

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 list as:
Rifle sea service patt 1857 length of barrel 2 feet 9 inches.