Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun

Flintlock muzzle-loading sporting gun

Object Number

XII.1105

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum, Woolwich, 1927.

Physical Description

A flintlock gun with a large-bore octagonal barrel, its twisted construction pattern clearly visible. The breech is inlaid with gold bands, whilst the lock is inscribed with the maker's name. The wood stock has a short fore-end and plain steel mounts.

Techniques

Manufactured, Inlaid

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength35 in
BarrelLength889 mm
OverallWeight6.293 kg
OverallWeight13.1875 lbs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.10 in (4 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's Mark
H.W. Mortimer
Lockplate
Inscribed

Notes

Stated to have been obtained in the disarmament of Oude in 1859.