Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8809

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.1 in (992 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 42. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow.Sideplate flat stamped: 300; T.H over H; *. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and two lighter marks. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7 and WP. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8; middle section: II ; rear section: W 1. Ramrod stamped: crown and possible second mark

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3328