Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8658

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. Large gouge in stock on right by 1st pipe. Bayonet-stud missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.1 in (1399 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. On left of muzzle [?]11 (i.e. a possible mark and 11). Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 20, and on tang: crown over 4. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 92; * over T.B ; * . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and 180[?], plus a second faint mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7. B&P . Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice: crown over 8 ; middle section: crown over \II and two possible marks ; rear section: [D] JONES (i.e. D JONES, the D uncertain), plus two possible marks

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.1306