Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.4233

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.25 in (1403 mm), Length of barrel: 39.25 in (997 mm), Weight: 9 lb. 14 oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.750 in (11 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on left of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow, mark of S.G, and crown over crossed sceptres. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 1[2] (i.e. crown over 12, the 2 uncertain. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on inside of cock: indecipherable mark. Sideplate flat stamped: crown over P ; I I ; 31[0] (i.e. 310 but possibly 313 or 316; * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1805 . Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 2 . Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 13 and crown over 0 ; rear section: N C . Ramrod stamped: III/ and other possible marks

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with bayonet X.485