Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - William III Pattern

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - William III Pattern

Date

about 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 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. 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.

Techniques

Stamped

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.5 in
BarrelLength1156 mm
OverallLength60.25 in
OverallLength1530 mm
OverallWeight4.7 kg
OverallWeight10.3 lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.77 in

Inscriptions and Marks

"Mark with two letters the second of which is'D'"
Maker's mark
IAT within a rectangle.
Underside of barrel
Stamped
?
V?
Stock and barrel
Stamped

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