Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket

Date

1700-1730

Object Number

XII.1574

Provenance

Purchased 8 July 1953, from the Ashburnham Collection. This musket together with XII.1572, 1573, 1575, 1576 are part of a large stand of similar weapons acquired by the Earl of Ashburnham to arm estate workers and tenants and kept at Ashburnham Place, Sussex. These muskets would appear to date between 1690 and 1710 but may in fact have been made up some years later from old parts

Dimensions

BarrelLength46.5 inches
BarrelLength1181 mm
OverallLength1563 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.76 in (11 bore)

Associations

Places England