Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Unknown

Percussion muzzle-loading rifle - Unknown

Date

about 1860

Object Number

XII.630

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel fitted with an adjustable backsight of military pattern and a bead foresight with semi-circular protector. It is stamped with several marks including Government proof marks and the number 1180. Five groove rifling. Lock engraved with scrolling foliage. Stock with blued steel mounts of military pattern including Baffeley barrel-bands. The small of the butt and fore-end are checkered. The stock is stamped twice with the number 102.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength36 in.
BarrelLength915 mm
OverallLength51.4 in.
OverallLength1308 mm
OverallWeight3.69 kg
OverallWeight8.14 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible

Calibre

0.44 in

Inscriptions and Marks

102 (twice)Stock
Stamped
?
1180
Barrel
Stamped
View mark
Crown over VR
Barrel
Stamped
Proof mark
Crown over crossed swords
Barrel
Stamped

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