Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1754 Dragoon

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1754 Dragoon

Date

1754

Object Number

XII.1450

Provenance

Formerly in the museum of artillery collection, the Rotunda. 1874 cat No.930. 1856 cat No.VI/66. Transferred via the Cottesloe committee, 1927.

Physical Description

The barrel stamped with initials TC,GH and the mark of a hatchet. It is secured to the stock by a nose cap and a lower band of brass and a central double steel band all with retaining springs
Stepped lock with swan-neck cock, square pan and inscribed 'Manufacture de Charleville' and an indecipherable mark.
Sling swivels mounted on trigger guard and barrel band. The butt is stamped MA930 and in white paint are the numbers 6 over 37. Beneath the butt are the construction marks XVII. Steel ramrod.

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.08inches
BarrelLength1145mm
OverallLength1525mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.7 in

Associations

Places France