Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1805

Object Number

XII.4231

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.5 in (1003 mm), Weight: 10 lb 7 oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

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, and SG . Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 14, and on tang: crown over [35] (i.e. crown over 35 but the 35 uncertain as half off edge) . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow over SG .Sideplate flat stamped: 372 ; M . Butt probably stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark but area slightly damaged and therefore marks uncertain. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 25, also crown over Broad Arrow, and SG .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: X X ; middle section: possible uncertain mark; rear section: P

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.483