Object Title

Flintlock military carbine

Flintlock military carbine

Date

1759

Object Number

XII.8413

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock. Stocked to within 4 1/4 in. of muzzle. Brass furniture. Ramrod missing. Swivels missing. Fore-end cap missing. Stock damaged to left of barrel tang and round left side. Feather spring flattened and pan cover therefore loose

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 56.85 in (1445 mm), Length of barrel: 42 in (1066 mm)

Calibre

.68 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres, and on left with three-point open crown over IG. Stamped on right by pan: crown, and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and VERNON 1759, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock, buttplate heel and sideplate: 0.Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with 0 over crown over ?. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 11, crown over 7, crown over 11; rear section: \ II WS

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

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

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