Enfield Pattern 1853 rifle-musket

Maker
London Armoury Company
Production date
1863
Description
Pattern 1853. 3rd model, Enfield rifle .577 inch or 25 bore calibre. Ramrod and brass fittings, front and rear sling swivels.
Tower Emblem "TOWER / LONDON/ 1863" on butt wood.
"1863 / TOWER" stamped on Lock.
Military Ordinance Marks on barrel, lock, and fittings. "H 08", "J.TURNER" "PRITCHETT" stamped under barrel. Loading method: muzzle loading, single shot.
Ignition system: percussion ball and cap firing.

Place of origin: England
Usage: Military
Event/Place: New Zealand
Date: 1860s
Issued to the N.Z. Volunteers, Militia.
See full details

Object detail

Production date
1863
Media/Materials
Musket, barrel: steel, butt plate: brass
Furniture: brass
Stock and forend: wood
Measurements
Total length: 1380mm
Barrel: 990mm length
Barrel diameter 30mm
Production place
Collection
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1966/69/1

Share

My shortlist

Classification

Object type

Explore other objects by colour

Public comments

Be the first to comment on this object record.

Google reCaptchaThis site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.