Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1800

Object Number

XII.4215

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 in (1397 mm), length of barrel: 39.2 in (995 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. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 16, and on tang: crown over 4. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: IR; possibly two crown stamps also Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and 1800. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over Broad Arrow, and [I]P (i.e. IP, the I uncertain).Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over [8] (i.e. crown over 8, both 8s uncertain); rear section: [J]G (i.e. JG, the J uncertain); XIII. Ramrod stamped: crown; \/I ; SG

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.467