Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8835

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to within 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. The original browned finish remains. Lock defective

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.25 in (997 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. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 41, and on tang: crown over 9 (almost off edge). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: N over W[N] (i.e.N over WN, the N uncertain). Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1805. Indiscipherable mark on left also: [P over ?] (i.e. P over something, all uncertain). Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 6. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 18, crown over 0; rear section: IIII 0 XI/II L. Ramrod stamped: crown; H S

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3407