Object Title

Flintlock military carbine

Flintlock military carbine

Date

1759

Object Number

XII.8412

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock, top jaw and screw missing. Stocked to within 4 1/4 in. of muzzle. Brass furniture. The original browned finish remains. feather spring missing. Ramrod missing. Swivels missing. Brass fore-end cap missing. Stock between barrel tang and lockplate broken away, and cracked both sides between 3rd pipe and tailpipe

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57.2 in (1452 mm), Length of barrel: 42 in (1067 mm)

Calibre

.68 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped in centre of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres, and on left with three-pointed open crown over IG. Stamped on right by pan: crown (rubbed) , and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and VERNON 1759, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Cock, buttplate heel and sideplate stamped: 7. Sideplate flat marked: 11. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with crown over crown over ?Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over [8] (i.e. crown over 8, the 8 uncertain) , crown over 7; middle section: [D] (i.e. could be D on its side but uncertain; rear section: III )(

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

D.W.Bailey, British Military Longarms, 1715-1865, Arms and Armour Press, London, 1986, p.52 fig.50 and p.53.

Howard L. Blackmore, British Military Firearms, 1650-1850, Greenhill Books, London, revised ed. 1994, pp.59-60 and 78 Pl.15 no. 5.