Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading military musket - By I. Bicken

Matchlock muzzle-loading military musket - By I. Bicken

Date

1690

Object Number

XII.36

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

7 Barrel 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 with french type shoulder-butt with steel mounts. The butt plate having a slender finial. There are three lock screws, the screwplate being scroll-shaped. With royal monogram and on the underside the mark IR crowned and a forger's stamp

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.47inches
BarrelLength1155mm
OverallLength1550mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.80 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Crowned IR

Associations

Places England