Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.4220

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: 139.5 cm. (54.9 in.), Length of barrel: 99.5 cm. (39.2 in.)

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 18, and on tang: crown and number virtually rubbed off. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on inside of cock: [?] and T. Sideplate flat stamped: 436 and asterisk over T.B . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over Broad Arrow, and RW . To right of trigger guard, at rear near junction with stock and partially hidden by it: [X]V[I] (i.e. XVI, the X and I uncertain. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice: crown over 8; rear section: III WRIGHT B . Ramrod stamped: crown; [U] (i.e. U but uncertain, could be rubbed E); [H] (i.e. could be H but uncertain)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.472