Cavalry carbine

Cavalry carbine

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Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cavalry carbine, Breech-loading, rifled, .450in calibre. War Department production piece marked 'Enfield 1865' on the lock, possibly bought as a specimen by the Secretary of State for India (although not marked as such). Westley Richards' carbine was one of several designs of percussion capping breechloader considered for issue to British cavalry c.1855-1860, and which later saw limited production and use. Ramrod/clearing rod present. Backsight leaves have been broken off. Originally published in 1865.

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