Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8515

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. The original browned finish remains. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod

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 on right by pan: crown over 2[7] (i.e. crown over 27, the 7 uncertain, could be 1), and on tang: crown over [?] (i.e. crown over uncertain number, very worn) Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 2[2] (i.e. 22, the 2 uncertain, possibly 3); asterisk over TB ; *. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7 , also W .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over [8] (i.e. crown over 8, the 8 uncertain); middle section: I \/III ; marked twice with 3 on it's side; rear section: RP ; W . Ramrod stamped: crown; VI; [K] (i.e. K but uncertain; unidentified mark

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3547