A .75 EAST INDIA COMPANY MODEL 1843 TYPE II SAPPERS AND MINERS / ARTILLERY CARBINE, CIRCA 1843, no visible serial number,
with London proofed 30in. barrel with block front-sight bayonet lug and fixed vee block rear-sight at breech, fitted with what was termed the "New Series Sidelock" struck to the centre with the E.I.C. rampant lion cypher and fitted with the usual bun-nut retained hammer, regulation brass mounted full walnut stock the butt stamped with the lion cypher (faint) the carbine is fitted with a Brunswick pattern scroll trigger-guard and protruding from the nose-cap a Hanoverian spring bayonet catch, the carbine is complete with sling swivels and a replacement rod of correct pattern, barrel is bright and stock refinished
Provenance: The inspiration for this type of carbine was due to the adoption by the Board of Ordnance of a special carbine for Sappers & Miners with a slight variation for the Royal Artillery. The company decided to copy it for issue to similar corps in its army, first adopted in 1842, upgraded in 1843 with a new series sidelock and Hanoverian bayonet catch and again in 1846 - which was identical to the 1843 model except for the fitting of an improved bayonet catch. Production continued until 1854 with a total of 7,575 carbines. They remained on issue until after the mutiny and consequently many saw action in that conflict
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