Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8804

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. Front screw of trigger guard missing. Gouge on underside of butt

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.25 in (1403 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 23, and on tang: crown over 6. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. To right of sideplate flat stamped: [339] ALB (i.e. 339 ALB, but Star security entry has 624); III. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7 and B & P. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice: [crown over ?] (i.e. crown over ?, all uncertain) ; middle section: VII; rear section: ID

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3369