Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket

Date

1780

Object Number

XII.86

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel of normal form stamped with stamped with government property and proofmarks and with a maker's mark SG on the underside. Lock of box-lock construction with brass outer caseing and reminiscent of the early version of Nock's lock. With the exception of the mainspring the parts are, however, secured by screws instead of by pins.
Stock of normal pattern save that there is no screw-plate, the lockscrews being junk into recessed brass cups.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57.48 in (1460 mm), Height: 7.087 in (180 mm), Depth: 2.756 in (70 mm), Barrel length: 42 in (1067 mm), Weight: 11 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.750 in (11 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

ID marked inside breech strap

Associations

Places Britain