Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading sporting rifle - N/A

Percussion muzzle-loading sporting rifle - N/A

Date

about 1760

Object Number

XII.1092

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum, Woolwich 1927.

Physical Description

The barrel is octagonal with script G.K. or G.B.and a poincon with a swan under IP (?); leaf and peep sight. Large lock plate of wheellock form plain and with cock internally mounted and the pan fitted with nipple and drum. There is a hair or set trigger.
Full stock with some simple carved decoration, deep cheek rest and metal butt plate with button butt trap with sliding lid in three pieces . Broken trigger guard ; 3 ramrod pipes; wooden ramrod . There is small curved arm mounted to the rear top of the lock. The butt stamped MA1207

Techniques

Carved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength28.03 in.
BarrelLength712 mm
OverallLength40.6 in.
OverallLength1031 mm
OverallWeight4.39 kg
OverallWeight9.11 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible

Calibre

0.570 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
GK or GB
Breech
Stamped and engraved

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