Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8834

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. The original browned finish remains. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 100.3 cm. (39.5 in.)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

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 14, and on tang: crown over 6 . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: possible mark over TA ; * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped crown over [?], crown over 7 (i.e. stamped twice with crown over 7, the first uncertain), also TA .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 0, crown over 8 ; middle section: III ; rear section: T. ASHTON ; 3 ; [1] (i.e. 1 but uncertain)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3405