Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Pattern 1853

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Pattern 1853

Date

1859

Object Number

XII.385

Provenance

Formerly Class XII.841 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.1027 (1857-1909, The Old War Office inventory system otherwise known as the Hewitt system.). Originally registered on July 27th 1898. Transferred from RSAF Enfield in 1891 as part of a collection of Sealed Pattern Arms. (Enfield list no.139)

Dimensions

BarrelLength33inches
BarrelLength838mm
OverallLength1237mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.58 in

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Ffoulkes C J, 1917, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, Vol 2, London, HMSO. p.377.

Notes

Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer list as:
Rifle naval M.L. 'Tower 1859' on lockplate.