Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8823

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock, the top jaw and top of screw missing. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. The original browned finish remains. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod missing. There is damage to the front of the stock

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. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: 2, and on tang: crown over 2. Underside of barrel has badly rubbed and indecipherable maker's name. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Sideplate flat stamped: Crown over P ; TR sideways over 24 . Under sideplate on stock stamped I ONION. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over 1806. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over [8] (i.e. crown over 8, both numbers uncertain. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over 16, crown over [0] (i.e. crown over 16, crown over 0, the 0 uncertain); rear section: II

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3472