Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8758

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock, top jaw and top of screw missing. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. The original browned finish 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 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. Stamped at centre of barrel near pan: [I] (i.e. I but uncertain). Stamped on right by pan: crown over 21, and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow Sideplate flat stamped: RT . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark, and second faint mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7, also RT .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over [?], crown over 8 (i.e. crown over uncertain number, crown over 8); rear section: \\III ; X . Ramrod stamped: II ; possible other mark but badly pitted

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3531