Object Title

Flintlock breech-loading military rifle

Flintlock breech-loading military rifle

Date

1780-1790

Object Number

XII.150

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Octagonal barrel with rifling of eight grooves. The breech stamped with the mark of the maker John Probin and with the proof marks of the London Gunmaker's Company. Backsight missing. Lock with flat lockplate and swan-necked cock, the lockplate engraved with a crown and PROBYN. Service pattern brass mounts. The rear sling-loop is screwed into the butt behind the trigger-guard. The butt is stamped with the same maker's mark as the barrel

Dimensions

BarrelLength30inches
BarrelLength762mm
OverallLength1158mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.65 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Lockplate engraved with crown and PROBYN

Associations

Places England