Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - N/A

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - N/A

Date

about 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. Lock with long, straight scear operating with a fore and back sliding motion.Stocked 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.

Techniques

Inlaid

Dimensions

BarrelLength46.5 in
BarrelLength1180 mm
OverallLength60.1 in.
OverallLength1527 mm
OverallWeight6.9 kg
OverallWeight15.2 lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.71 in (12 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
I.V.C. over a horn
Near the breech
Stamped

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