Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Enfield-Whitworth

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Enfield-Whitworth

Date

1861

Object Number

XII.389

Provenance

Formerly Class XXIV.218 (1938-1971, Student Collection). Formerly IWM No.19,131 (When temporarily stored from about 1927 to 1938, a possible transfer was being considered under the Cottesloe Committee criteria.). Formerly Class XII.792 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.976 (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.98)

Dimensions

BarrelLength35.98 inches
BarrelLength914 mm
OverallLength1306 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.46 in

Inscriptions and Marks

C816

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Ffoulkes C J, 1917, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, Vol 2, London, HMSO. p.378.

Notes

Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer list as:
Rifle Whitworths long original arm supplied by Whitworth Rifle Co.