Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading military rifle-musket - Reeves Patent No. 1

Centrefire breech-loading military rifle-musket - Reeves Patent No. 1

Date

1866

Object Number

XII.2060

Provenance

Transferred from COD Weedon in 1925. (1927 list no.373) Originally item No. 268 transferred from Enfield to Tower in 1891.

Physical Description

3 grooves, 1 turn in 72 inches

Dimensions

BarrelLength36.5inches
BarrelLength927mm
OverallLength1397mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.56 in

Associations

Places England

Notes

For the breechloading trials of 1866.
This is basically a pattern 1853, 4th model, rifle musket which has been adapted to the Reeves' breechloading system covered by the two patents listed.