Object Title

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

XXVIF.87

Provenance

Acquired before 1859.

Physical Description

The internal lock has a trigger and serpentine. The stock is lacquered green, with an ivory butt-plate, and copper alloy side plates at he breech punched with foliage. The octagonal barrel is decorated with coarse gold koftgari foliage.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length: 1790 mm (70.7in), barrel length: 1285 mm (50.7in) Weight: The gun weighs 3.3 kg.

Calibre

13 mm. (0.5in)

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.329, p. 107.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.334, p. 18.