Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8642

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.5 in (1003 mm)

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, and SG and P . Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 16 and on tang: crown over 5[7] (i.e. crown over 57, the 7 partially off edge and could be 1). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: HJ ; asterisk over TB . Butt stamped on right with 16 ; III.C.R : BO under Broad Arrow pointing up; [23] (i.e. 23 but uncertain). Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown, and twice with crown over 51, and c23 .Ramrod groove: middle section: \\// II III ; rear section: [II] (i.e. II but uncertain; [Y] (i.e. Y but uncertain). Ramrod stamped: crown

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3489