Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service Type

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service Type

Date

1690

Object Number

XII.41

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal at the breech altering to round section and flaring slightly at the muzzle. There is a foresight but no backsight.
Lock with convex lockplate resembling a flintlock in outline. The pan is mounted on the lockplate and is fitted with a flashguad and a large pivoted pan-cover. The mechanism is operated by a normal pivoted trigger the scear spring being fitted above the scear.
Stock with french type shoulder-butt with steel mounts. The butt plate having a slender finial. There are three lock screws, the screwplate being scroll-shaped

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.67 inches
BarrelLength1160 mm
OverallLength1565 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.73 in

Associations

Places England