Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.988

Provenance

From the Ordnance Office Tower 1922

Physical Description

Barrel stamped with crowned GR V crowned crossed sceptres crowned arrow and on the tang crowned 6. On the underside of barrel is IM.
Lock with incised line decoration with crowned GR crowned arrow and TOWER and on inside is stamped WS. Ring nose cock.
Stock with brass furniture and store keepers stamp on butt IR by screwplate and EGG stamped underneath ,
On the barrel bed is written in ink ' SERGT JACK MASON ESQ APRIL 7 1784'. All parts are marked with the number VIIII

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 54.5 in., Barrel length: 39 in. Weight: 9 lb. 11 oz.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

.750 in (11 bore)

Associations

Places England

Notes

The date inscribed on the barrel-band can have no bearing on the date of the musket and must be connected with the career of Sergeant Mason e.g. possibly his date of birth.