Object Title

Snaphaunce muzzle-loading gun - N/A

Snaphaunce muzzle-loading gun - N/A

Date

dated 1690

Object Number

XII.65

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel originally made for a match-lock musket; it is octagonal at the breech changing to round section. Lock similar in type to that of No.XII.63 but with steel lockplate. The disk-shaped end of the pan is engraved with the date 1690 and the lockplate with the initials G.S. Stock with up curved shoulder-butt ornamented with fluting. No trigger-guard is fitted. Ramrod missing.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength38.75 in.
BarrelLength984 mm
OverallLength52.3 in.
OverallLength1336 mm
OverallWeight3.45 kg
OverallWeight7.1 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.78 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
G.S
Lockplate
Engraved

Associations

Notes

A barrel-forger's mark is stamped on the underside of the barrel.