Short Rifle

Short Rifle

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Caption: Pattern 1856 Short Rifle, Muzzle-loading, rifled, .557in calibre. War Department production piece bought by the East India Company as a specimen and numbered as their pattern piece number 118 (engraved '118' on buttplate tang). Correct ramrod present. Backsight leaves. Originally published in 1856.

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