Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.4194

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)

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 16, and on tang: crown over 17. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on inside of cock: S. Sideplate flat stamped: 3 ; asterisk over T.A ; * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice : crown over 8 ; rear section: TA II. Ramrod stamped: crown, perhaps overstamping another mark; W.T ; possible other marks

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.484