Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8830

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock, top jaw missing and top of screw broken. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. The original browned finish remains. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. Front swivel missing. 3 holes bored on right of butt, 2 larger holes on left

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.1 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39 in (990 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, with Broad Arrow between marks. Stamped on tang: crown over 2. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock, buttplate heel and sideplate: 7. Sideplate flat stamped: 24; I. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over 1805. Left of butt stamped: 4J; X11.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over [6], crown over [0] (i.e. crown over 6 and crown over 0, both numbers uncertain). Ramrod stamped: crown ; E 1 / I WD

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3617