Object Title

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1839

Percussion muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1839



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Transferred from the Imperial War Museum (no.16887), September 1938. Transferred to the Imperial War Museum from the Tower of London, 1928.

Physical Description

The lockplate has had the flintlock holes filled up and engraved over. The plate is rounded with a rounded tail. Stamped ahead of the cock, Crowned VR and across the tail, TOWER.
Stocked to 3 and 1/4 in of the muzzle, the barrel retained by three pins and the upper sling loop screw. Bayonet stud acts as fore-sight. Lovell's spring catch for the bayonet protrudes through the fore-end cap. Three brass ramrod pipes, the upper one trumpet, lower two of barrel shape; no tailpipe. New Land Pattern rounded brass sideplate, with woodscrew through centre. The rounded brass trigger guard is pinned through the forward rounded finial and held by two screws through the rear finial. Rounded brass buttplate with plain rounded tang having screw through it.
Underside of butt bears name of setter up, W. & E. HOLLIS and IWM 1888 and a plastic tag with 187 and another with 58.
The breech of the barrel bears Georgian proofmarks.
Attached to the weapon is a batonet the blade stamped MAKIN FROST and crowned 6 and painted in red 16889


Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in., barrel length: 39 in., Bayonet overall length: 21 in, blade 17in, length overall: 55 in


Serial Number None visible


.76 in


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