Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1805

Object Number

XII.4210

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: 55.1 in (1399 mm), Length of barrel: 39.25 in (997 mm)

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. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 16, and on tang: [crown] over 4 (i.e. crown over 4, the crown very worn and uncertain). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 29; crown over P ; WC ; * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1806, and two faint marks. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 2. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 13 ; middle section: XIIII ; rear section: I 35 . Ramrod stamped: crown over V ; three lobed leaf; [N] (i.e. N but could be Z) and possible other marks

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.460