Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8811

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: Length of barrel:

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, by front of sideplate flat: SG. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over [4] (i.e. crown over 4, but right side of crown is rubbed so another number could be missing) and on tang: crown over Broad Arrow. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock: R.C. Sideplate flat stamped: IR. 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).Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 13, crown over 8; middle section: \\I ; rear section: 55 VII. Ramrod stamped: crown; [??] (i.e other mark, possibly unidentified letter plus n, but very uncertain)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Damaged in fall from upper tier of gun rack June 2001 due to insecure bracket; some dents and cracking to stock