Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8689

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 139.7 cm. (55 in.), Length of barrel: 100.3 cm. (39.5 in.)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

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. Stamped on right by pan: crown over Broad Arrow, and on tang: crown over 44. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 467 ; asterisk over WB ; * Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7, and EB .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over [8] (i.e. stamped twice with crown over 8, the 8s uncertain); rear section: [W] (i.e. W, but uncertain); XI . Ramrod stamped: crown ; P ; possible P further up ; 1

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3469