Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1805

Object Number

XII.4211

Provenance

Old Tower stock

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: 39.5 in (1003 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 (struck over previous same number) , and on tang: crown over [4] (i.e. crown over 4, the 4 uncertain). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 25[5] (i.e. 255, the last 5 uncertain, possibly 9); [IN] (i.e. IN but uncertain, possibly 1H); * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 1, also EGG .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8 ; rear section: \\ II [55] (i.e. 55 but uncertain, possibly SS); 8 . Ramrod stamped: crown; P ; H[J] (i.e. HJ, the J uncertain)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3616