Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - James II Land Service

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - James II Land Service

Date

about 1685

Object Number

XII.70

Provenance

Formerly Class XII.79 (1909-1916, The 1909 Dillon inventory system). Formerly Class XII.403 (1890?-1909, an interim renumbering system that is only recorded in a handwritten list) . Formerly Class XII.419 (1857-1909, The Old War Office inventory system otherwise known as the Hewitt system.) Old Tower Collection.

Physical Description

Very similar to No.XII.69. The ramrod and one ramrod pipe are missing and the tip of the fore-end has been restored

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength42.5 in.
BarrelLength1080 mm
OverallLength57.87 in.
OverallLength1470 mm
OverallWeight4.593 kg
OverallWeight10.2 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.76 in

Inscriptions and Marks

?
E.G crowned
Barrel
Stamped
Maker
JONES.
Lockplate
Engraved

Associations

Bibliographic References

John Hewitt, Official Catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859: p.81

Sir Sibald D. Scott, The British Army, Vol.2, London and New York, 1868, p.293

C ffoulkes, Inventory and Survey of the Armouries of the Tower of London, London, 1916, vol.II, p.342

Notes

t is stated in the Inventory of 1915 on the authority of 18th century Tower guide books that the dog-lock muskets Nos.XII.69-75 were taken at Bath in 1715. A Jacobite rising to be headed by James, Duke of Ormonde was planned for October 1715 and military stores for the purpose were captured by government forces at Bath. There is no positive proof, however, that these particular muskets are the ones referred to.