Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service type

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service type

Date

1690

Object Number

XII.35

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel with royal monogram, octagonal at the breech altering to round section and flaring slightly at the muzzle. There is a foresight but no backsight.
Lock with convex lockplate resembling a flintlock in outline. The pan is mounted on the lockplate and is fitted with a flashguad and a large pivoted pan-cover. The mechanism is operated by a normal pivoted trigger the scear spring being fitted above the scear.
Stock missing.
Lock is in case 2E Sporting Gallery attached is trigger-guard, side plate, 2 screws.
Barrel is in BOWYER Rack b

Dimensions

BarrelLength1175mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.80 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Forger's stamp

Associations

Places England

Notes

The two are valued together.