Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.4186

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. Front swivel missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.25 in (997 mm), Weight: 9 lb. 14 oz

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 41, and on tang: crown over 4. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock, buttplate heel and sideplate: [6] (i.e. 6 but possibly 9).Sideplate flat stamped: CO . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and also faintly stamped G. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7 and T.B .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with [crown] (i.e. stamped twice with crown and number but all uncertain) ; middle section: \\IIII ; rear section: [5] (i.e. 5 but uncertain) Ramrod stamped: crown ; W.T ; illegible mark. Mounted with bayonet X.438

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.438