Antique Brunswick 1st Pattern Rifle SN. 0205 -
Rare Antique Brunswick 1st Pattern .704 Calibre Rifle in very good condition, with strong, solid action and wood. Queens Crown Lock, 1839 dated Tomas Potts manufactured serial number, with many British military stamps. The Brunswick rifle was one of several designs trailed to replace the Baker rifle, and was the first percussion rifle to be adopted by the British army. Unlike the Baker, the Brunswick rifle used a special round ball with raised ribs that fit into two spiralling grooves in the barrel. Although an odd arrangement, the Brunswick was accurate, very powerful, and the design was generally very rugged and soldier friendly. The second Model was officially adopted in 1845 and served throughout the Empire until the early 1890s, although production ceased in 1885. They were also sold to Belgium and Prussia, and also to both Union and Confederate forces in the American Civil War. A rare gun nowadays. Obsolete Calibre Antique, please see terms and conditions.