Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1805

Object Number

XII.8842

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock, top jaw and screw missing. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. Trigger-guard near strap broken at front screw. Front swivel missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.2 in (1401 mm), Length of barrel: 39.35 in (1000 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.750 in (11 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on left of breech with two stamps of crowned GR over Broad Arrow, the arrow points facing one another, and crown over crossed sceptres. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 1[6] (i.e. crown over 16, the 6 uncertain) , and on tang: crown over 4. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow.Sideplate flat stamped: 216; 4; crown over P; SC; *. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark of crown over Broad Arrow over 1805 . Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 2.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice : crown over [0] (i.e. crown over 0, the 0 uncertain); rear section: XII. Ramrod stamped: possible crown and other mark

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3575