Prince's carbine

Prince's carbine

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Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Prince's carbine, Breech-loading, rifled, calibre approx. .56in. Civilian production piece, possibly bought as a specimen by the Secretary of State for India (although not marked as such). Princes carbine was one of several designs of percussion capping breechloader considered for issue to British cavalry in the mid-1850s, but never adopted. A bolt-action design. Backsight with one fixed leaf and two folding leaves. 1850's

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