Object Title

Flintlock military carbine

Flintlock military carbine

Date

1757

Object Number

XII.8440

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. Feather spring missing. Ramrod and one pipe missing. Swivels missing. Brass fore-end cap missing. Front of stock damaged. Hole bored through from below escutcheon to lower left of butt

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57 in (1448 mm), Length of barrel: 41.7 in (1059 mm)

Calibre

.68 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on right 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 HASKINS 1757, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Cock, buttplate heel and sideplate stamped: 3. Sideplate flat may have an indistinct mark. Butt possibly stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with [ crown over 7] (i.e. crown over 7 is uncertain) Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 11, crown over 7, crown over 11; rear section: IIII [IC] (i.e. the IC uncertain)

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.