Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service Type

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service Type

Date

1690

Object Number

XII.34

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 flashguad 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. There is a faint mark of a reversed R and W(?).
Single ramrod pipe but no rod. Oval iron escutcheon plate and double curve to side plate

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.28inches
BarrelLength1150mm
OverallLength1540mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.77 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark with two letters the second of which is'D'. Underside of barrel stamped with three letters in a rectangle, 'IAT' (?). A 'V' is cut into the stock below the barrel to correspnd to the underside makers mark on the barrel

Associations

Places England