Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket

Date

1610

Object Number

XII.46

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal with an elaborate front sight and rear sight. It was originally fitted with a priming pan and flashguard. The underside is deeply stamped with a forger's mark repeated
Lock with large plate, swan-neck cock and simple incised bird's head and scrolls; no bridle. Length allows use of original three lock-screws,There was originally a small pivotted dog-catch engaging with a notch in the lower edge of the cock, now missing.
The stock is of wheellock form with a fishtail butt the whole inlaid with engraved oval plaques of mother-of-pearl many now missing the intervening spaces filled with conventional foliage in mother-of-pearl and brass wire. Brass bands at fore end. Scroll brass trigger guard

Dimensions

BarrelLength46.6inches
BarrelLength1183mm
OverallLength1530mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.74 in

Associations

Notes

Disposal committee advised retention Oct 1972