Object Title

Flintlock musket (rasak)

Flintlock musket (rasak)



Object Number



Acquired before 1909.

Physical Description

The lock and swan-necked cock have rounded faces, and the steel has been refaced. Neither the tumbler nor the frizzen are fitted with bridles. The dark wood stock has a fish-tail butt with a sharp right-angled step in front of the comb, carved and inlaid with mother of pearl triangles and other shapes. Along the top and bottom of the butt are chiselled brass frames decorated with rococo like motifs. These brass reinforces extend to behind the tang and under the lock, the side plate being of similar design. In the top of the comb is a long rectangular cavity surrounded by a decorative raised border. There is no trigger guard and the small trigger ends in a backward curl. Part of the fore-end is sheathed in thin brass._ The barrel is retained by four brass barrel bands with incised decoration, the barrel itself being octagonal at the breech, and of round section to the fore part. There is a plain steel ramrod contained in the fore end.


Dimensions: The overall length of the gun is 1505 mm, the length of the barrel is 1177 mm. Weight: The weight of the gun is 2.85 kg.

Inscriptions and Marks

The lock is stamped with a circular mark containing the letters P F under a crown (upside down) and a second mark which might be a letter I.


Places Albania

Bibliographic References

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.760, p. 19.