Object Title

Percussion breech-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Percussion breech-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Date

1864

Object Number

XII.3147

Provenance

Transferred from COD Weedon, 1925. (1927 list no.543)

Dimensions

BarrelLength37.8inches
BarrelLength960mm
OverallLength1372mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.58 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Left of butt stamped 8584 over 6

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

One of six rifles (numbered 1 to 6) issued from Enfield, after a test for accuracy, to Westley Richards for conversion to his system for the trials that followed.
Westley Richards' Patent No.633 of March 25th 1858 refers.