Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8783

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.1 in (1399 mm), Length of barrel: 39.2 in (995 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 18, and on tang: crown over 4. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: WH [O] (i.e. O but uncertain, possibly G). Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 1, and [W} (i.e. W but possibly RW).Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8; rear section: WA WRIGHT ; /\\

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3487