Object Title

Flintlock breech loading carbine - By J. Probin

Flintlock breech loading carbine - By J. Probin

Date

1770

Object Number

XII.164

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel of large bore with bayonet-stop fore-sight and originally fitted with a backsight at the breech. This has been removed and a new sight fitted on the breech-strap. The barrel bears no signs of proof-marks.
Lock with rounded lockplate and cock, the lockplate engraved with the name of the maker J. PROBIN.
Brass mounts of service pattern with tailed flush-fitting screwplate

Dimensions

BarrelLength27.09inches
BarrelLength688mm
OverallLength1087mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

1.06 in

Inscriptions and Marks

J. PROBIN

Associations

Places England

Notes

This carbine is probably designed to fire case-shot. It does not appear to be a service weapon. Comare No. XII.245.