Object Title

Flintlock breech-loading musket - By Richard Wolldridge

Flintlock breech-loading musket - By Richard Wolldridge

Date

about 1720-1730

Object Number

XII.251

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel hinged below the breech and dropping downwards for loading, the pan and frizzen being attached to the barrel. The charge is contained in a steel cartridge or chamber, re-loadable after firing. The breech-lever is combined with the trigger-guard which is pressed in to release the barrel-catch. Back-action lock with rounded outer surfaces, the lock plate is engraved with the name of the maker, R.WOOLDRIDGE. Stock consisting of butt only with steel heel-plate. The barrel carries three ramrod pipes, the small bore indicating a steel rod. The topmost pipe is pierced to secure a sling-loop, there being a stud for the same purpose in front of the trigger-guard. The small block fore-sight appears to be intended to function as a bayonet-stop.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength35.5 in.
BarrelLength902 mm
OverallLength51.4 in.
OverallLength1305 mm
OverallWeight5.3 kg
OverallWeight11.6 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.76 in (10 3/4 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
R WOOLDRIDGE.
Lockplate
Engraved

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