Object Title

Flintlock military carbine

Flintlock military carbine

Date

1757

Object Number

XII.8437

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock, top jaw and screw missing. Stocked to within 4 1/4 in. of muzzle. Brass furniture. The original browned finish remains. Ramrod missing; 1st pipe broken out at rear edge, tailpipe dented at edge. Swivels missing. Brass fore-end cap missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 56.75 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: [crossed sceptres] (i.e. crossed sceptres but not certain), and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and HASKINS 1757, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with crown over crown over 7Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 11, crown over 1, crown over 11; middle section: S; rear section: < 1 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.