Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8688

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Some of the original browned finish remains. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.1 in (1399 mm), Length of barrel: 39.3 in (999 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.750 in (11 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on left of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over [12] (i.e. crown over 12, the number uncertain), and on tang: crown over [1] (i.e. crown over 1 but partly off edge) . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow.Sideplate flat stamped: 353 ; CC ; * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7, and TB .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 0 and possible other mark ; middle section: II ; rear section: CC . Ramrod stamped: crown; G over 60 ; HI plus possible other indecipherable marks

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3454