Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Pattern 1858

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Pattern 1858

Date

1859

Object Number

XII.386

Provenance

Formerly Class XII.785 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.969 (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.77)

Dimensions

BarrelLength838 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.577 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:
Enfield percussion rifle short, made to W.O. order 15.4.59. 'Tower 1859' on lockplate, upper band deficient.