Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - By J. Niquet

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - By J. Niquet

Date

1790

Object Number

XII.198

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel secured to stock by three brass bands retained by springs in the French manner, the top band engraved 19 = No.49. The bayonet stud below the muzzle and the bayonet retaining spring are missing. Lock with convex lockplate and swan-necked cock, the lockplate engraved with the name of the maker J.C.Niquet, inside lock marked NC. Brass mounts, the trigger-guard and 'tailed' screw-plate reminiscent of English design

Dimensions

BarrelLength42.52inches
BarrelLength1080mm
OverallLength1470mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.67 in (15 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel marked JH; Bands marked with 2 illegible marks, GI. No. 48

Associations

Places Flanders

Notes

Stated in the inventory of 1916 to have been brought from Paris in 1815.