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BRITISH BRUNSWICK TWO GROOVE RIFLE/MUSKET, 1830's

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BRITISH BRUNSWICK TWO GROOVE RIFLE/MUSKET, 1830's

This weapon, adopted in 1837, replaced the Baker Rifle (see item A1104). it was found to be too heavy and was replaced by the 1853 Enfield rifle. Having only two grooves in the barrel and using a percussion cap type lock, it remained in service for nearly half a century. This version has Asian markings, and is a variant on the British model.

Also shown, the correct bayonet.

The drill term, at the time, was fix swords not fix bayonets.

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  • This is not British made but is a Nepalese copy of the light 7.5lb v4ersion made in the 1840-1860 era used to fight with in British occupied India. the British made version is 9.5lb and has a different style bayonet grip according to other web sites about this rifle.
    .......... Jeff, England, 10th of November 2011

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