Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - By H. A.

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - By H. A.

Date

about 1660

Object Number

XII.19

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal at the breech then round; plain Vee backsight. Pan-cover and flashguard missing. The Zella control mark and two other marks are stamped at the breech. Lock with long, narrow lockplate, the mechanism operated by a separate pivoted trigger.
Stock with narrow section pronouncedly 'bellied' butt.

Techniques

Stamped

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength38.7in.
BarrelLength984mm
OverallLength60.5in.
OverallLength1534mm
OverallWeight3.5kg
OverallWeight7.13lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

.700 in (13 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
H. A.
Lockplate
Stamped
control mark
Zella control mark
Breech
Stamped

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