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.65” Lovell’s Pattern 1842 Constabulary Carbine, late model fitted with Pattern 1853 swivel link lock.

£825

 

.65” Lovell’s Pattern 1842 Constabulary Carbine, late model fitted with Pattern 1853 swivel link lock. Border engraved Pattern 1853 lock engraved to the rear with Crowned VR and 1856 TOWER to the front of the hammer next to an Ordnance ownership mark. Walnut stock with regulation pattern brass furniture is stamped to the right side with BO below a Broad Arrow next to a 1st class arms mark. The butt plate engraved V K13 16 for later issue to the Kings College Officer Training Corps in Canada. Replacement rammer to the underside. Smooth bore .65” barrel with front sight / bayonet stud is struck with Ordnance military proof marks next to later Pimlico refurbishment marks and is fitted with a Lovell’s pattern bayonet catch. Designed by George Lovell as a handy short musket for issue to the military police and provost units of the time, the constabulary carbine also saw wide service with other rear echelon units including the Land Transport Corps during the Crimean war and later like this one issued to volunteer units once front line troops received replacement rifled arms. Initially fitted with Lovell’s Pattern 1842 side action lock when the Pattern 1853 rifle musket was introduced the carbine was adapted to take the better swivel link lock fitted to the rifle, and late production guns like this were so fitted. In good condition with good, sharp well marked stock, good bore and mechanics with metal finish turning blue / grey with age. A nice example of a rare Ordnance issue police carbine with the desirable swivel link lock fitted.

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