British Pattern 1853 .577 Caliber Rifle Musket

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The British Pattern 1853 was a .577 Caliber ''Rifled Musket'', which was the primary weapon of The British Army between 1853 and 1867. A popular export as well, many other Nations would incorporate The Pattern 1853 into their Armies. The last known Models were used as late as 1889. Weighing 9.5-lbs, The Pattern 1853 was 55-inches in length, as a blackpowder weapon – it used a percussion cap to produce it's ''ignition spark''. The maximum effective range of The Pattern 1853 was slightly over 1,200-yards. A well trained infantryman could fire 3-rounds per minute. Capable of being mounted to a bayonet, The Pattern 1853 would also be a popular rifle with The Southern Confederacy during The American Civil War (1861-1865). It would be replaced with brass cartridge firing Models, such as The Snider-Enfield.