Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Marine Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Marine Pattern

Date

1757

Object Number

XII.8442

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. Buttplate missing. Spring missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 57.15 in (1451 mm), Length of barrel: 42 in (1066 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.78 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 and buttplate heel: 2, and on sideplate: 7. Marked on sideplate flat: 13. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with crown over ? and with 0 over crown.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 11, crown over [1] (i.e. crown over 1 but 1 uncertain, could be crown over 7), crown over 11; middle section: S; rear section: RT

Associations

Places England