Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Date

1859

Object Number

XII.2992

Provenance

Transferred from COD Weedon, 1925. (1927 list no.360) Originally transferred from Enfield to Tower in 1891; item No 113

Physical Description

.453 inch bore, 1 turn in 20 inches. Prepared to shoot from a machine rest in trials at Hythe. Originally supplied to Tower with bayonet.1 of 25 made
Stamped on breech: 1 in 20 and the number 10

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.06 inches
BarrelLength992 mm
OverallLength1400 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.48 in

Associations

Places England

Notes

Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer list as:
'Rifle musket experimental, 3 grooves, .453 bore 1 turn in 20 inches, bayonet and ramrod complete. Prepared to shoot from a machine rest, used for experiments at Hythe.'