Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading carbine

Flintlock muzzle-loading carbine

Date

1640

Object Number

XII.5461

Provenance

Purchased with other objects, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House. (number C2)

Physical Description

The lock is of type 5 design. The lockplate is shaped like that of a wheel-lock. The cock has a fixed upper jaw and the lower jaw and scres are restored. Presently it is held in place by 2 sidenails but the plate has a hole for a third.


The stock is club shaped with a swelling to accommodate the wheellock shaped lock-plate. There are no sling fittings or a butt-plate. There is a wooden-tipped ramrod, which might be original, held in place by a single ramrod pipe. The underside of the butt has been repaired with resin, as has the left side of the stock at the breech. 13 inches of the fore-end tip have been restored.


The barrel is held in place by 2 pins and has an octagonal breech which extends for 12 1/4 inches. There is then a baluster before a round section that extends to the muzzle. There is a notch rear sight but no foresight. This barrel was originally fitted with a matchlock and may have been shortened. The vent may also have been bushed.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Length of barrel: 28.875 in (733 mm), Length overall: 44.5 in (1130 mm), Weight: 8 lb 2 oz.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.70 in

Inscriptions and Marks

None

Associations

Places England