Object Title

Flintlock military carbine

Flintlock military carbine

Date

1757

Object Number

XII.8416

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock. Stocked to within 4 1/4 in. of muzzle. Brass furniture. The original browned finish remains. Ramrod and first pipe missing. Swivels missing. Brass fore-end cap missing. Feather spring missing. The left side of the stock is damaged near the 3rd pipe. The front of the stock is damaged on the right side. The butt has damage on the left side

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57.5 in (1460 mm), Length of barrel: 41.9 in (1065 mm)

Calibre

.68 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped in centre of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres. Stamped on right by pan: [crown] (i.e. crown not certain), and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and HASKINS 1757, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Cock, buttplate heel and sideplate stamped: 4. Sideplate flat stamped: 8.Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with ? over crown over ?Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 11, crown over 10, crown over 11; middle section: 5 IIII IG; rear section: RM

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, London, 1986, p.52 fig.50 and p.53.