Object Title

Wheellock carbine

Wheellock carbine



Object Number



Formerly C16, purchased with other objects, 15 November 1985. From the Armoury at Littlecote House

Physical Description

The lock is held in place by 2 sidenails.

The stock is paddle-shaped. The ramrod has a sheet iron tip and may be original. There is a curved iron butt-plate and a sling-bar. There is a small wood patch to the ram-rod channel and the triggerguard is a restoration.

The barrel has an octagonal breech which extends for the first 9 1/2 in. of the barrel after which the barrel is of round cross-section. It is held in place by 2 pins, the rear of which doubles as a screw hoilding the side-bar in place. There is a 'V' backsight 5 3/8 in. from the breech and a brass blade foresight dove tailed across the muzzle


Dimensions: Length of barrel: 23 in (584 mm), Length overall: 34.75 in (883 mm), Weight: 5 lb 13 oz


Serial Number None visible


.70 in

Inscriptions and Marks

The top flat of the breech is marked 'P'