Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.4206

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. Swivels missing. Gouge in top of butt. New screws in trigger guard

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.2 in (1401 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 18, and on tang: crown over 14. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock, Buttplate heel and sideplate: 6.Sideplate flat stamped: WB . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark over 180[7] (i.e. 1807, the 7 uncertain) . Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with uncertain marks.Ramrod groove: middle section: crown over 23, crown over 16, crown over 23 ; rear section: XII Ramrod stamped: crown

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.458