Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Model 1793 India Pattern (Type I)

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Model 1793 India Pattern (Type I)

Date

1800

Object Number

XII.98

Provenance

Old Tower Collections.

Physical Description

Barrel with breech struck with crowned GR V and crowned crossed sceptres. Marked underneath I, AR ARCHER 5 surmounted by an Irish harp. Strap crown over a number possibly 3, a crude inverted T. Lock with incised line decoration TOWER crowned GR crowned arrow.Marked with SF or SE SG crown over 7
Fitted with a swan-necked cock, Stock with 2 marks by side plate and butt struck crowned broad arrow and 1805?

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Barrel length: 39.1 in (993 mm), Weight: 9 lb. 14 ozs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.750 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Lock marked S.F or S.E, S.G, crown over 7, crown broad arrow

Associations

Places England

Notes

Compare XII.124. 126 .
Marks similar to that on the butt ,crowned arrow and 1805, are often found on the stocks of service firearms, They frequently do not correspond to the date of manufacture and are probably store keepers' stamps.