Object Title

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Date

1800-1899

Object Number

XXVIF.167

Provenance

Purchased 19 July 1985. From the arsenal of the Rajahs of Jaipur.

Physical Description

The stock is of red wood, stepped downwards behind the breech then becoming pentagonal in section and straight. The butt-cap is of horn, partly broken away, the plain steel trigger being shaped like a leaf and tendril. There are large steel side plates and a further plate on the underside of the stock at the breech. Behind the breech the wood is stained to a darker colour whilst on the side of the stock is a ring for a missing pricker and a swivle for a sling. There is no pan cover. The barrel is fastened to the stock by 7 plain copper bands. The barrel is round and plain except for mouldings near the breech and muzzle and some simple carving at the muzzle. There is an iron ramrod. wood stock is plain, as is the barrel.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 228.5cm (90.2in), barrel length: 174cm (68.7in) Weight: The gun weighs 10.05 kg.

Calibre

19 mm.

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped JPR/EXR/2 17839 at the breech, and incised 931 with a short Hindi inscription. The butt is stamped 3?82.

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