Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service type

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service type

Date

1690

Object Number

XII.29

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal at the breech altering to round section and flaring slightly at the muzzle. There is a foresight but no backsight.
Lock with convex lockplate resembling a flintlock in outline. The pan is mounted on the lockplate and is fitted with a flashguad and a large pivoted pan-cover. The mechanism is operated by a normal pivoted trigger the scear spring being fitted above the scear.
Stock with french type shoulder-butt with steel mounts. The butt plate having a slender finial. There are three lock screws, the screwplate being scroll-shaped. The barrel bears the mark of the Royal monogram together with a barrel-forger's stamp a crowned IR, another mark of uncertain nature. The ramrod tail-pipe is missing

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.91inches
BarrelLength1166mm
OverallLength1560mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.81 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Crowned I.R

Associations

Places England