Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - Unknown

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - Unknown

Date

about 1740

Object Number

XII.593

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Octagonal barrel rifled with seven grooves, the backsight missing. It is stamped WX 1893. There is a barrel-maker’s mark on the underside. The cock is a replacement. Stock well carved with scrolling foliage. Butt with trap and cheekpiece, the latter inlaid with a star in bone and horn. Brass mounts engraved with foliage, the trigger-guard having a finger-rest. The number on the barrel is repeated on the butt-plate.

Techniques

Inlaid

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength26.06 in.
BarrelLength662 mm
OverallLength40.9 in.
OverallLength1039 mm
OverallWeight3.46 kg
OverallWeight7.1 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible

Calibre

0.62 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
Unknown
Underside of Barrel
Stamped
?
WX 1893
Barrel
Stamped
?
WX 1893
Butt-plate
Stamped

Associations

Notes

The number stamped on the barrel and butt-plate is probably an Irish registration number for the Wexford district.