Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8814

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: 39.3 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 [HN] (i.e. HN but not certain). and in centre: [19] (i.e. 19 but not certain). Stamped on right by pan: crown over 44, and on tang: crown over [?] (i.e. crown over indecipherable rubbed number). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: 377 ; * ; plus possible * shape. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7, plus WP .Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 0, crown over [?], crown over 0 (i.e. crown over 0, crown over indecipherable number, crown over 0) middle section: VII I ; rear section: S K . Ramrod stamped: crown; DH

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3467