Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Lancaster rifle

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Lancaster rifle

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.

Dimensions

BarrelLength33in.
BarrelLength838mm
OverallLength48.6614in.
OverallLength1236mm
OverallWeight3.77kg
OverallWeight8.5lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible

Calibre

0.57 in

Inscriptions and Marks

H & S 47, W and IBarrel bed
Stamped
Patent
LANCASTER'S PATENT
Breech
Inscribed
London proof marks, 25 (bore size), JSBarrel (Underside)
Stamped
WILKINSON LONDONLock
Engraved
Crest
silver scutcheon plate engraved with a crest, probably that of James of Presteign, Radnor - ? A Lion over three J's.
Butt
Engraved

Associations

Notes

Probably a volunteer's weapon.