Object Title

Percussion breech-loading military carbine - Pattern 1859 Mk. II

Percussion breech-loading military carbine - Pattern 1859 Mk. II

Date

1859

Object Number

XII.3144

Provenance

Transferred from COD Weedon, 1925. (1927 list no.3144)

Physical Description

Octagonal bore

Dimensions

BarrelLength24.92inches
BarrelLength633mm
OverallLength1041mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.46 in

Inscriptions and Marks

97

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Westley Richards' Patent No.633 of March 25th 1858 refers.


This carbine appears to conform to the second pattern of experimental carbine as described by C.H. ROADS, the British Soldier's Firearm, p.288, but it may in fact be yet a further modification not noted by Roads.