Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.4207

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.25 in (1403 mm), length of barrel: 39.25 in (997 mm), length including bayonet: about 74.803 in (1900 mm), width: 3.937 in (100 mm)

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. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 12, and on tang: crown over 14. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: * over T.B; 270. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7 and twice with WM, the second M very faint.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8; middle section: \\..; rear section: 51 WRIGHT

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.459