Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading presentation rifle - By Tatham

Flintlock muzzle-loading presentation rifle - By Tatham

Date

1820

Object Number

XII.612

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

High quality throughout. French-cocked locks and a flat-fronted, two-piece triggerguard. With gold lined raised pans and platinum bushed vents. The lockplate is fitted with a lock safety and a swivel is located beneath the wrist. The stock has cheek piece, and blued furniture throughout. The breech bears the Royal Arms of Hanover, in gold incased in a square which is raised above the barrel. Hexagonal barrel half stocked, with two ramrod pipes. The patchbox is located on the stock with a stag as the central theme of engraving. A button situated on the top of the buttplate tang acts as the release mechanism.

Techniques

Engraved, inlay, Handmade

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength30.5 in.
BarrelLength775 mm
OverallLength45.7 in.
OverallLength1162 mm
OverallWeight3.56 kg
OverallWeight7.8 lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.577 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
TATHAM LONDON
Breech
Inlaid in Gold
Maker
Tatham
Lockplate
Engraved

Associations

Notes

The Royal Armouries has 28 pieces from this series by Tatham within its collection. After studying the serial numbers it has been found that there are a further 48 pieces missing.