Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service Type

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service Type

Date

1690

Object Number

XII.40

Provenance

Old Tower Collection, was on loan to Dover Castle

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

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.80 in

Associations

Places England