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Indian Smoothbore .656 in musket, Pattern 1858 Featured Print

Indian Smoothbore .656 in musket, Pattern 1858

Indian Smoothbore .656 in musket, Pattern 1858, lock dated 1856.Converted from a Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket in India 1858 (c), this exceptionally rare item was part of an original issue of 10, 000 weapons sold by the British Government to the East Indian Company in 1856. These weapons were a contributory cause of the Indian Mutiny because of the belief that animal fat had been incorporated in the grease for the cartridges. After the Mutiny, most Indian troops were issued with smooth-bore muskets which at the same time were to look similar to Enfield rifles. In this case the original rifling was bored out and a locally-made ramrod fitted. Also, a simple fixed backsight replaced the graduated rear sight of the Enfield.Now in poor condition, it is identified by the faint stamp on the butt of the EIC lion rampant regardment and holding the crown. In addition the initials WD (War Department) over the broad arrow combined with I (India) and the date 1856 are present. The weapon was subsequently bored smooth and re-sighted to conform with the pattern 1858-1859 .656in muskets for Native Infantry. Date: 1858

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Melton Breakfast by Sir Francis Grant Featured Print

The Melton Breakfast by Sir Francis Grant

A rare mezzotint of High Leicestershire Lights of the past enjoying breakfast before a hunt. From left to right are Massey Stanley, the Earl of Wilton, Count Matuszevic, Lord Gardner, Walter Little Gilmour, Lyne Stevens, a servant, Sir Frederick Johnstone, Lord Rokeby, Lord Forester, Lord Kinnaird and Roland Errington. Lord Forester, standing by the fire, became Master of the Belvoir, and hunted that country for twenty-eight years. Mr Gilmour and Lord Gardner were well known for their cooks and cellars and the latter was also a poet. Mr Errington was Master of the Quorn from 1835 to 1838. The artist, once President of the Royal Academy, was knighted at the age of fifty-six and lived most of his life in Melton in the heart of Leicestershire hunting country. His family preferred that he should be buried there rather than in St. Paul's Cathedral. Date: 1835

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Ruth Harkness and her baby Giant Panda, Sun-Lin Featured Print

Ruth Harkness and her baby Giant Panda, Sun-Lin

Manhattan socialite Ruth Harkness(Mrs. William Harness Jnr)(1900-1947) fulfils her explorer husband's dream of capturing alive the first Giant Panda. This rare cub(named Sun-Lin in this article, but also known as Su Lin), was brought back from China to New York after many adventures. Here the cub is being examined by Dr. F. D Nance of Shanghai, who is testing its heart and lungs. Date: 1937

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans