Weapons of the British Army

Pattern 1842

Following the fire at the Tower of London in 1841, which destroyed the components of the flintlock muskets which were intended to be converted into percussion muskets (Pattern 1839) a new pattern was developed - this is known as the Pattern 1842 musket.

The design remained in service until the outbreak of the Crimean War, when it was replaced by the Pattern 1853 Enfield Rifled Musket.