A Mint Second Model Volunteer Percussion Brunswick Rifle.
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46” overall, 30” .704 barrel with 2 groove rifling, rear sight with one standing & one folding leaf & London Proof. Border lined Lovell’s side lock with heavy hammer engraved ‘Potts & Hunt’. Walnut stock with regulation brass furniture including large patch box with turn buckle to the rear compartment and spurred trigger guard. Correct second model small head rammer, bayonet bar.
In near mint condition, with nice sharp stock, and mint bore.
An improved version of the 1st model Brunswick rifle featuring a side action lock and stronger stock etc the 2nd model Brunswick was the standard issue percussion weapon of the elite rifle regiments from 1841 until replaced by Pattern 1851 and 1853 rifle muskets at the time of the Crimean war (See Conquest of Empire, defence of the realm, by John Hutchins page 43). Issued to Militias from 1854. Potts & Hunt 1854-74 Ordnance Contractors