!!!RESERVED!!! Indian Service Post-Mutiny Musket Pattern 1858 By Manton Muzzel Loader .656 Rifles
!!!RESERVED!!! - 19/10/16 ~ Indian Service Post-Mutiny Musket Pattern 1858 By Manton ~
The top of the barrel is stamped with the maker's name "Manton & Co, Calcutta & London", a pair of proof marks and the number '21'.
The tongue of the trigger guard attached to the stock is stamped with the serial number "35162".
The lock is stamped beneath the hammer with the Queen's Crown.
The stock is stamped on the right side with '28' and on the left side with '88'.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel length is 33 inches (83.8 cm) and the overall length of the musket is 49 inches (124.5 cm).
It weighs 3.5 kg.
~ Condition ~
The musket is in good used condition.
It has a smooth action.
The woodwork has some bruises and
minor dings, as expected for its age.
The stock has a 3.5 inches (9 cm) surface crack on the shoulder end, as seen in the images. There are two more surface cracks beneath the hammer and a sliver absent forward left just behind the first band.
The metal work is fine, with a score between the rear and the middle band (near the middle of the barrel) and a ding on the right between the rear band and hammer, but there are no traces of rust.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £22 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ The Pattern 1858 ~
Converted from a Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket this kind of weapons were sold by the British Government to the East Indian Company after the Mutiny. Being afraid that the unfortunate event can happen again all weapons sold to the Indian forces had to be inferior to the ones used by the British soldiers.
These muskets had a similar look to Enfield rifles but were smooth-bore. The original rifling was bored out and the rear-sight was removed.
|Condition:||Used - Good condition|
|Make:||!!!RESERVED!!! Indian Service Post-Mutiny Musket Pattern 1858 By Manton|
|Certificate:||No Licence - Antique/Obsolete Calibre - Section 58 (2) Firearms Act 1968|
|Recommended Usage:||Collection item|
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