Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket

Date

1770

Object Number

XII.131

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel with moulding at breech and brass foresight, the bayonet stop being below the muzzle. A mark is stamped on the breechstrap together with a forger's mark, repeated, below the breech. Lock with flat lockplate bearing marks on both inner and outer faces. There is no bridle to the frizzen which has a straight upper edge.
Stock with brass mounts the butt-plate screw having large domed heads to protect it from contract with the ground. Butt with cheekpiece. The lower sling loop is held by the rear trigger-guard finial. Heavy steel ramrod, the tip drilled for a worm. A mark is stamped on the wood behind the breech-strap

Dimensions

BarrelLength940mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.660 in (16 bore)

Associations

Places Germany