Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1805

Object Number

XII.4182

Provenance

Old Tower Stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock, top jaw and top of screw missing . Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.25 in (1403 mm), Length of barrel: 39.3 in (999 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. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 9, and on tang: marks rubbed away . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 123; crown over GJ; [?] over S; 11, * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1805. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 2. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice : crown over ? ; middle section: / \ I I ; rear section: I C . Ramrod stamped: crown; K&A ; D.[7] (i.e. D.7, the 7 uncertain; possible other mark

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.481, previously X.434