Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8509

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock, top jaw and top of screw missing. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.5 in (1003 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.750 in (11 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on left of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres. Property mark in centre. Stamped at centre of barrel near lockplate: 8 . Stamped on right by pan: crown over 41, and on tang: crown over [?] (i.e. crown over uncertain number, badly worn and half off edge). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 4[11] (i.e. 411 but the 11 uncertain); [IL] (i.e. IL but uncertain). Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark over 180[0] (i.e. 1800, the last 0 uncertain). Underside of butt to right of guard stamped: crown over [?], crown over 2 (i.e. struck twice with crown over 2, the first uncertain).Ramrod groove: rear section: \\\

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3573