Pattern 1858 Naval Rifle : Victorian Volunteer Navy

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria
Accession Number REL/02398
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made United Kingdom: England, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1861
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900

Pattern 1858 Naval Rifle. Percussion lock marked Crown VR and 1861 over Tower. Barrel marked with TP proofs. Butt tang engraved E over 211 over VV. Ramrod engraved H135. Stock has WGM within a diamond. It is complete with all parts including a black leather sling.

History / Summary

The markings indicate that this rifle was issued to the Victorian Volunteer Navy and subsequently sold to the J C Williamson's Greater Metropolitan Theatre Company.