Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1760 Light Infantry

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1760 Light Infantry

Date

1759

Object Number

XII.134

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

A scaled down version of the standard long-barrelled infantry musket. The lock as well as the Royal Cypher is engraved with the name of the maker GRICE and the date 1759. The ramrod which was wooden is missing as are two of the ramrod pipes and the sling loops.
For the creation of the Ordnance Gallery, Tower of London, 1978, the ramrod and pipes were added for completeness

Dimensions

BarrelLength41.73inches
BarrelLength1060mm
OverallLength1449mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.67 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Lock marked: crowned broad arrow, crowned 2, O, WG. Strap marked: O, I,P or JP. Barrel marked: crowned IG, 5(?), crowned GR broad arrow, crossed swords, crown (badly rubbed), crown over crossed sceptres, crown over?, D(?), crown (badly rubbed)

Associations

Notes

Formerly known as the Artillery & Highlander's carbine of 1757
Compare No. XII.109 of slightly later date.