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1855 British Board Of Ordnance Enfield Tower .650” Carbine Calibre Constabulary Percussion Police Musket With Lovell\'s Paten Muzzleloader .65 Rifles
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£ 975

1855 British Board Of Ordnance Enfield Tower .650” Carbine Calibre Constabulary Percussion Police Musket With Lovell\'s Paten Muzzleloader .65 Rifles

RiflesMuzzleloaderUsed£ 975

1855 British Board Of Ordnance Enfield Tower .650” Carbine Calibre Constabulary Percussion Police Musket With Lovell's Patent Catch For Constabulary Bayonets & Stock Unit Marked ‘II O.R’ . Sn 18508 - 18508

This is a Victorian Police 'Constabulary' percussion musket. It measures 42 ¼” overall with a 26 ½” smoothbore barrel which is .650 carbine calibre. The bore has staining consistent with age & use. It has all original wood and metal work. The wood has the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and service use and the metal work has even patina. The wood is impressed with Board Of Ordnance ‘BO with arrow’ & most likely a Unit mark ‘II O.R’. The stock has sling swivels and regulation brass furniture. The steel action plate is crisply marked with Queens Crown ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina), Tower (Enfield) & dated ‘1855’. The carbine size musket has a heavy military hammer, steel ramrod and block fore sight. In 1843, as a result of a select committee meeting investigating the shortcomings of the previous Hanovarian version bayonet Lug's in service with the British Army, the Lovell's Lug was introduced. The Lug with Lovell's 'Catch' was introduced into the British Army in 1884 and applied to Constabulary bayonets up to the mid 1850's. (See page 98 and 99 of British & Commonwealth Bayonets by Skennerton & Richardson). This rifle is fitted with the correct Lovell's bayonet catch. The cocking and firing mechanisms work crisply. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique muzzle loading percussion musket no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 18508
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CategoryRifles
SubcategoryMuzzleloader
ConditionUsed
Price£ 975
Sale typeTrade
Make1855 British Board Of Ordnance Enfield Tower
Calibre.65
Model.650” Carbine Calibre Constabulary Percussion Police Musket With Lovell\'s Paten
Manufactured Year1855
Antiqueyes
MechanismPercussion
Your referencesn 18508
Gun StatusActivated
Recommended UsageCollection item

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