Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8776

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.3 in (999 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. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 1[8] (i.e. crown over 18, the 8 uncertain), and on tang: crown over 1[?] (i.e. crown over 1?, the second number uncertain) . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 237 ; TH over K ; *. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7 and RF.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8 and another possible mark above it ; middle section: \\ ; rear section: TM. Ramrod stamped: crown; W

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3529