Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - By Grice

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - By Grice

Date

dated 1759

Object Number

XII.134

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

A scaled down version of the standard long-barrelled infantry musket. The lock is engraved with the name of the maker GRICE and the date 1759, as well as the Royal Cypher. 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.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength42 in.
BarrelLength1068 mm
OverallLength57 in.
OverallLength1450 mm
OverallWeight3.2 kg
OverallWeight7.1 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.65 in ( 17 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Date
1759
Lock
Engraved
Proof marks
Crowned IG 5? Crowned GR over broad arrow, crossed swords, crown (badly rubbed), Crown over crossed sceptres, Crown over? D, Crown (badly rubbed).
Barrel
Stamped
Ordnance proof mark
Crowned broad arrow Crowned 2, O, WG.
Lock
Stamp
Maker
GRICE.
Lock
Engraving
?
O, IP or JP
Strap
Stamped

Associations

Notes

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