Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - By Wilkinson

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - By Wilkinson

Date

about 1860

Object Number

XII.1018

Provenance

From Ordnance Office, Tower 1922

Physical Description

Of service type, closely resembling the short model Enfield Rifle. The Barrel has oval bore rifling and is inscribed on the breech LANCASTER’S PATENT. Underside stamped with London proof marks, 25 (bore size) and J.S. Lock engraved WILKINSON LONDON. Steel mounted Stock, with checkered fore-end and small; the butt bears a silver scutcheon plate engraved with a crest, probably that of James of Presteign, Radnor. Barrel bed stamped H & S 47, W and I.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength33 in
BarrelLength838 mm
OverallLength48.6614 in
OverallLength1236 mm
OverallWeight3.77 kg
OverallWeight8.5 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.57 in

Inscriptions and Marks

?
H & S 47, W and I
Barrel bed
Stamped
Patent
LANCASTER'S PATENT
Breech
Inscribed
Marking
London proof marks, 25 (bore size), JS
Barrel (Underside)
Stamped
Crest
Probably that of James of Presteign, Radnor - ? A Lion over three J's.
Butt
Engraved
Maker
WILKINSON LONDON
Lock
Engraved

Associations

Notes

Probably a volunteer's weapon.