Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Percussion muzzle-loading military rifle-musket - Pattern 1853

Date

1859

Object Number

XII.376

Provenance

Formerly Class XII.779 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.963 (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.63)

Dimensions

BarrelLength38.98inches
BarrelLength990mm
OverallLength1397mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.58 in

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

C ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, 1916, vol.II, p.376

Notes

Described in the 1891 Enfield transfer list as:
Enfield percussion rifle patt/53, hand made. 'Enfield 1856' on lockplate.