Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Date

1860

Object Number

XII.1993

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Stamped number 1 on nocksform

Dimensions

BarrelLength38.98inches
BarrelLength990mm
OverallLength1399mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.58 in (rifled hexagonally)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Designated as 1LB (first with light-weight barrel), this rifle did not shoot as well as the heavy barrelled version.