Object Title

Flintlock military carbine

Flintlock military carbine

Date

1759

Object Number

XII.8417

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. Steel ramrod, tailpipe broken out at edge . Swivels missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 56.85 in (1445 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, 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: 5. Sideplate flat marked [11] (i.e. 11 uncertain). Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with [? over crown over ?] (i.e. crown over crown over ?, all uncertain). Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 11, crown over 7, crown over 7; middle section: I; rear section: VII RT

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.