Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8396

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: 55.1 in (1399 mm), Length of barrel: 39.3 in (999 mm)

Component parts

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, and on left of muzzle: XVI. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 41, and on tang: crown over 4, half over edge. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 304 ; crown over P ; IH ; * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 180[6] (i.e. crown over Broad Arrow over 1806, the 6 uncertain, could be 5). Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over [2] (i.e. crown over 2, the 2 uncertain).Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over [?], crown over 0 (i.e. crown over uncertain number, crown over 0) ; middle section: \ ; rear section: 12 ; \ . Ramrod stamped: [?] over 18 (i.e. uncertain mark over 18, possibly a crown); N ; cross within circle

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3092