Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8791

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 54.9 in (1395 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 41, and on tang: crown over 4. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow Sideplate flat stamped: * within circle. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over [7] (i.e. crown over 7 but could be 1), and WP .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8 ; middle section: IIII; rear section: WP cojoined. Ramrod stamped: T[??]A[?] (i.e. T and A amongst uncertain letters)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3385