Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1805

Object Number

XII.9336

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock, the top jaw and top of screw missing. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Traces of the original browned finish remain. 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 [11] (i.e. crown over 11, the 11 uncertain), and on tang: crown over 6. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: crown over WO. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and, in red paint, 3K. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7 and T.F.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8 ; middle section: \III ; rear section: [?]JL. Ramrod stamped: crown ; [a] (i.e. a but uncertain); IG

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3490. Returned from Loan L41 08/01/1991