Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket

Date

1631-1670

Object Number

XII.5362

Provenance

Formerly M47, purchased with other objects, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House.

Physical Description

The lock is of type 1 design and is held in place by 3 sidenails. The centre nail is a short modern screw. Inside the pan and the centre of the underside show extensive traces of copper which may be a repair required due to powder-burn perforation.


The stock has a club butt and a ramrod that is possibly original and has a swelling at the end rather than a separate tip. There is a resin repair to the toe of the butt.


The barrel has an octagonal breech that extends for 13 7/8 in. at which point there is a baluster. After this the barrel is round. There is a restored, open V backsight and evidence of a missing blade foresight. The barrel is held in place by 3 pins. The barrel was formerly used in a matchlock as can be seen from the slot in the breech to accomodate a falashguard

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of barrel: 42.75 in (1086 mm), Length overall: 59 in (1499 mm), Weight: 12 lb 2 oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

.79 in

Inscriptions and Marks

There is the Liege Perron tower mark on the top flat of the breech

Associations

Places England