Object Title

Flintlock military carbine

Flintlock military carbine

Date

1757

Object Number

XII.8420

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock. Stocked to within 4 3/8 in. of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Original browned finish remains. Ramrod missing. Swivels missing. Fore-end cap missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57 in (1448 mm), Length of barrel: 42 in (1066 mm)

Calibre

.68 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped 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 1757, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock, buttplate and heel: 5. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with 0 over crown over [7] (i.e. crown over 7, the 7 uncertain); possible 0 above crown.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 11, crown over 7, crown over 7; rear section: possibly two 'c's addorsed

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.