Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1800

Object Number

XII.8785

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock, top jaw and top of screw missing. Stocked to within 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Original browned finish remains. Steel ramrod. Front swivel missing. Buttplate heel screw missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 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. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 16, and on tang: crown over 2. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock, buttplate heel and sideplate: 6. Sideplate flat stamped: [E] (i.e. E but uncertain); [T]P (i.e. TP, the T uncertain) and possible double circle mark. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1805. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over?. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 13, crown over 0; middle section: I ; rear section: \IIII 13. Ramrod stamped:crown over 30, a dot under the superscript 0

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3380