Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading carbine

Flintlock muzzle-loading carbine



Object Number



Formerly C 13, purchased with other objects, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House.

Physical Description

The lock is of type 5 design with a dog. It is held in place by 3 sidenails, the centre of which carries a ring. The top jaw may be restored.

This carbine has been entirely restocked. It has a restored ramrod.

The barrel is of round cross-section for its entire length and has a swamp muzzle. It is held in place by 2 pins. There is a notch backsight and there was a brass bead foresight that has been filed off. There is a pair of incised lines around the barrel 1 1/2 in. from the muzzle and a single incised line 1/16 in. from the muzzle


Dimensions: Length of barrel: 22.75 in (578 mm), Length overall: 36.125 in (918 mm), Weight: 7 lb 0 oz


Serial Number None visible


.82 in

Inscriptions and Marks



Places England

Bibliographic References

B Godwin, D Oliver, M Pegler and R C Woosnam-Savage, Early English Firearms: A loan exhibition from the Royal Armouries and private collections, The 20th Anniversary Park Lane Arms Fair, London, 2003, p.16, No. 16 (illus.- full length).

D Blackmore, Arms and Armour of the English Civil Wars, London, 1990, p. 51.


Although listed as an exhibit (No. 16) in the loan exhibition at the Park Lane Arms Fair, 2003, this piece was not infact exhibited.