Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1807

Object Number

XII.8516

Provenance

Old Tower stock.

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock, top jaw and top of screw missing. Stocked to within 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: 39.25 in (997 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. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 40, changed to 41 by overstamping the 0, , and on tang: [crown] over 4 (i.e. crown over 4, the crown indistinct). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: T.H . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped with crown over 7, crown over 1 and WP.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with : crown over 8 ; middle section: III ; rear section: W WP (the WP cojoined). Ramrod stamped: crown; SG

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3484