Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading carbine - Carbine

Flintlock muzzle-loading carbine - Carbine

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.2653

Physical Description

marked on the lock with maker’s mark ‘M. BERLUER fbt d’armes a Liege’ in script. The back-sight is a brazed block and the foresight is a brass blade, dovetailed. The gun was manufactured in Liege and has seven rounded rifle grooves. The maker is listed as Michel Berluer c. 1780-1810. The French 1777 lock is entire and has a brass scroll guard with stock tip incorporating front octagonal pipe. The flat butt-plate has two screws and a French pattern side-plate. There is a heavy slightly fish-belly stock, with check piece. Curled trigger. Equipped with swivel ramrod with swivels screwed into each side of barrel right into bore.

Dimensions

BarrelLength31.5inches
BarrelLength800mm
OverallLength755mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.65 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
M. BERLUER fbt d'armes a Liege
lock
stamped

Associations

Places Netherlands