Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8651

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock, top jaw and top of screw missing. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. Lock defective. Front swivel missing. Some water damage

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.5 in (1003 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.750 in (11 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on left of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres, and MP. Possible mark in centre of barrel at breech. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 12, and on tang: crown over 6 . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock, buttplate heel and sideplate: 4 Sideplate flat stamped: IS. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark, and probable second faint mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over [?] (i.e. stamped twice with crown over uncertain mark), also WP.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8 ; middle section: XX\\\ ; rear section: M. Ramrod stamped: crown; [HM cojoined] (i.e. HM cojoined but not certian; two other possible marks

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3382