Object Title

Flintlock military carbine

Flintlock military carbine

Date

1759

Object Number

XII.8441

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 partially remains. Ramrod missing, tailpipe missing. Swivels missing. Brass fore-end cap missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57 in (1448 mm), Length of barrel: 41.75 in (1060 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

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 (partially rubbed), and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and GRICE 1759, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Cock, buttplate heel and sideplate stamped: 6. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with crown over crown over [1] (i.e. crown over crown over 1, the 1 uncertain).Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 11, crown over 7, crown over 11 \/ ; rear section: CC

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.