Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.4212

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: 55.25 in (1403 mm), Length of barrel: 39.35 in (1000 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. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 16, and on tang: crown over Broad Arrow . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: IR . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7, and D.EGG . Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 1[5] (i.e. crown over 15, the 5 uncertain, crown over 8 ; middle section: \\ II ; rear section: RT \BII . Ramrod stamped: crown; P ; 'magnifying glass' design; \\ //

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.444