Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket

Date

1610

Object Number

XII.15

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal from the breech to nearly mid-length then round, the muzzle finished with a moulding carrying the foresight. Backsight tubular. Flashguard to pan missing. Lock with long, straight scear operating with a fore and back sliding motion.
Stock with 'fishtail' shoulder -butt the whole inlaid with a design of shaped plaques of plain stag-horn. Indented steel trigger-guard, possibly not the original

Dimensions

BarrelLength46.75in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.730 in (12 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

A maker's mark is stamped near the breech, I.V.C. over a horn

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