Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.3934

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod

Dimensions

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

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

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 42, and on tang: crown over 9. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock, buttplate heel and sideplate: 3.Sideplate flat stamped: T[P] (i.e. TP, the P uncertain, could be T). Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1805. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped crown over [?], crown over 9 (i.e stamped twice with crown over 9, the first 9 uncertain). Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 3, crown over 0; middle section: V ; rear section: 42. Ramrod stamped: crown; [I] (i.e. I, but uncertain, perhaps T); X\/I ; other possible mark

Associations

Places England