Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - William III Pattern

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - William III Pattern

Date

about 1690

Object Number

XII.32

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal at the breech altering to round section and flaring slightly at the muzzle. There is a foresight but no backsight. Lock with convex lockplate resembling a flintlock in outline. The pan is mounted on the lockplate and is fitted with a flashguard and a large pivoted pan-cover. The mechanism is operated by a normal pivoted trigger the scear spring being fitted above the scear. Stock with French type shoulder-butt with steel mounts. The butt plate having a slender finial. There are three lock screws, the screwplate being scroll-shaped. With second forgers mark. Iron rod. Iron furniture. Lock plate is missing.

Techniques

Stamped

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength46in
BarrelLength1168mm
OverallLength60.5in
OverallLength1537mm
OverallWeight4.6kg
OverallWeight10.1lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.78 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
?
Barrel
Stamped
Royal Cypher
Crown over WR
Barrel
Stamped
Forger's mark
W
Barrel
Stamped

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