A rather nice Volunteer London Armoury Company
Pattern 1853 fourth model rifle musket.
Dark walnut stock with regulation pattern brass furniture with the snag free Baddeley 4th model barrel bands.
The right side of the stock struck with London Armoury Company "Bermondsey" 1861 roundel.
Minnie .577 rifled barrel with rear ladder sight graduated to 900 yards and struck with Victorian London proof marks next to two LAC inspection stamps.
The Pattern 1853’s were the first fully interchangeable arms manufactured in England.
Made to the army pattern these civilian rifles were manufactured to be sold to the men of the volunteer regiments of the Victorian period.
The LAC rifles are considered the better of the P53’s and were sought by shooters then and now. These 4th models were the final variant of the P53 issued to British troops and volunteers and feature the recessed screw, snag free, barrel bands developed for the army by Major Baddeley.
The retailers name marked under the wrist: Baker - 88 Fleet Street
Thomas Kerslake Baker is listed in the records
of the London Gun Trade from 1833
Baker is recorded as being a Gun & Pistol Maker and Gun Lock Maker,
In very good condition with very good bore
A nice example of a classic Victorian military
rifle by the best maker of the day.
Terms & Conditions
This is an Antique / Obsolete calibre weapon and no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display