Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1800

Object Number

XII.4205

Provenance

Tower Arsenal

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.25 in (997 mm), Old Tower stock Weight: 10 lb 7 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 and crown over crossed sceptres. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 18, and on tang: crown over [15] (i.e. crown over 15, the number half off edge) . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: IF , possibly 41, another possible mark . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and 1800. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 1[6] (i.e. crown over 16, the 6 uncertain on upper mark and possibly 5 on lower mark). Ramrod groove: middle section: crown over ?, crown over 15, crown over ? ; rear section: \/I ; [II]S (i.e. IIS, could be HS or RS) Ramrod stamped: crown; partial mark, could be IG; [\/]H (i.e. VH, the V uncertain); VI

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed with socket bayonet X.447. Previously with X.457