Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military carbine

Flintlock muzzle-loading military carbine

Date

1759

Object Number

XII.9468

Provenance

Old Tower stock. Returned from Loan 234, Fort William Henry Museum in New York, 07 08 1991.

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock. Stocked to within 4 1/4 in. of muzzle. Brass furniture. The original browned finish remains. Wooden ramrod with brass cap; tailpipe broken out to front edge

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 56.5 in (1435 mm), Length of barrel: 41.75 in (1061 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.68 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped in centre of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres, and on left with three-pointed open crown over IG. Stamped on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and VERNON 1757, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Cock, buttplate heel and sideplate stamped: 7. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with crown over crown over [1] (i.e. crown over crown over 1 but could be 7).Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 11, crown over 7, crown over [7] (i.e. crown over 7, but 7 uncertain, and this sequence is usually 11); middle section: / and possible other mark: ; rear section: / and possible other mark

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Howard L. Blackmore, British Military Firearms, 1650-1850, Greenhill Books, London, revised ed. 1994, pp.59-60 and 78 Pl.15 no.5.

D.W.Bailey, British Military Longarms, 1715-1865, Arms and Armour Press, London, 1986, p.52 fig.50 and p.53.