Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8787

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.1 in (1399 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, and 10. Below the crowned GR stamped SG. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 17, and on tang: crown over 4 . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 315; RC; *. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and two faint unidentified marks . Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7, and RW. Ramrod groove: rear section: \\III ; M[????] (i.e. M and several illegible letters or figures). Ramrod stamped: crown; SG ; two converging short lines

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3626