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A 19th Century British Military Brunswick Rifle, 2nd Model, Crimean War Period. Original Bayonet available

Stock Number: 20170731

£5500.00 GBP

Offered for sale is this antique example of what was the first Percussion rifle, adopted by the British Army, and after early designs with the 1st Model, this 2nd Model was evolved and developed to incorporate the adoption of the side-lock, in place of the back action. These were produced in quantity from 1845. This example dated 1851, and made at Enfield. Used a Belted Lead Ball to 2 groove rifling in the 0.704 inch Bore. This was the Rifle that superceded the earlier Flintlock Baker Rifle. There is a correct Bayonet available, published on this site. .... see photo example

Period

1851

Dimensions

See Text

Geographical area

UK and Ireland

Category: Firearms

Description

Offered for sale is this antique example of what was the first Percussion rifle, adopted by the British Army, and after early designs with the 1st Model, this 2nd Model was evolved and developed to incorporate the adoption of the side-lock, in place of the back action. These were produced in quantity from 1845. The round barrel measures 30″, calibre 0.704 inches, with 2 broad angular grooves, to take a belted lead ball.. It has a standard 2 leaf backsight, used at 200-300 yards.. The lockplate is stamped “Crown/VR” “1851/Enfield” plus Issue stamp. The percussion action is strong to both 1/2 & full cock. The original one piece walnut stock is in vg condition, finely grained, to a deep patina of age, with no splits or cracks. There are only minor dings of use. Barrel attached by 3 flat keys.
There is a standard brass Patch Box to the RHS Shoulder Stock, with a hinged lid, and compartments. The Trigger guard, Butt Cap. and Fore Cap are all brass. There are 2 sling Swivels, and an original Iron Ramrod, retained by 2 brass pipes. The Bayonet bar, attached to the RHS of the muzzle end of the barrel has a Mid placed notch. typical of the 2nd Model.
This rifles were issued to Militia units, and were used in the Crimean War 1854. An o/a excellent example.
Please note that an original Bayonet is available, made for the 2nd Model Brunswick Rifle. See separate item on this site., but I have included 2 photos with this rifle.

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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