Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8652

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. The original browned finish remains. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. Front swivel missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.25 in (1403 mm), Length of barrel: 39.25 in (997 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

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. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 3, 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: 7 .Sideplate flat stamped: IR. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7, and EGG .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8; rear section: IIII; two possible unidentified marks. Ramrod stamped: crown; W (very pitted)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3442