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The stock is possibly made of walnut. It is fitted with brass mounts: butt plate, trigger guard, fore-end cap and three ramrod pipes. An iron ramrod is fitted. A Lovell's spring catch to secure the bayonet projects from the fore-end. Iron sling loops are attached to the trigger guard and over upper ramrod pipe. The lock is a sidelock percussion. The barrel is of circular external section which is rifled. Fitted with foresight and leaf rear sight graduated to a 1,000 yards. The calibre is 0.758in. Inscribed on the barrel is a crown over 'VR', a crown over two crossed pennants, 'E' over '3' and a crown and arrow. Inscribed on the butt is 'MUSKET RIFLED 1842', '2 MA' over '1571' (Museum of Artillery). Inscribed on the lockplate is a crown over 'VR', '1853' over 'ENFIELD', and a crown and arrow. The musket is fitted with a bayonet with a triangular steel tapered blade in a black leather scabbard.
Royal Small Arms Factory
- Image reference: E8631
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London