Object Title

Pinfire breech-loading rifle - Davis Patent

Pinfire breech-loading rifle - Davis Patent

Date

1864

Object Number

XII.2152

Provenance

Transferred from COD Weedon in 1925. (1927 list no.377) Originally item No.215 transferred from Enfield to Tower in 1891.

Physical Description

3 grooves, 1 turn in 84 inches

Dimensions

BarrelLength37.64inches
BarrelLength956mm
OverallLength1403mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.58 in

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

For the breechloading trials of 1866 A conglomeration of parts assembled purely to illustrate the utility of the mechanism.