Object Title

Wheellock muzzle-loading carbine

Wheellock muzzle-loading carbine

Date

1640-1650

Object Number

XII.61

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The barrel is octagonal and bears a different mark but is also stamped with the number 8 on the breech-strap.
The lock bears the same mark as No. XII.60 but the pan is attached in a different manner while the bearing-plate for the wheel is larger and is cut and pierced in a decorative manner. The heel of the butt is less rounded and the runner-bar lacks the ring for the hook of the caliver-belt.
There is no safety-catch

Dimensions

OverallLength1038mm
BarrelLength690mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.74 in

Bibliographic References

Graeme Rimer, Wheellock Firearms of the Royal Armouries, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, 2001. p.58, colour ill.