Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.4196

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Original browned finish partially remains. 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. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 21, and on tang: crown (very worn). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 273 ; crown over R[P] (i.e. crown over RP, the P uncertain, possibly F); * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7, and crown over Broad Arrow, and RF .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over [8] (i.e. stamped twice with crown over 8, the first 8 uncertain) ; middle section: \\ ; rear section: 3

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.433. Previously fitted with X.448.