Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1805

Object Number

XII.8686

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 in places. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1410 mm (55.5 in.), Length of barrel: 999 mm (39.3 in.)

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: crown over [?] (i.e. crown over illegible figure), and on tang: crown over 14. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow.Sideplate flat stamped: 20; 394; crown over P; I. 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 with crown over [0] (i.e. crown over 0, the 0 uncertain) ; middle section: \IIII III ; rear section: [GI] (i.e. GI but uncertain). Ramrod stamped: crown; H[?] (i.e. H and another uncertain mark); another possible mark

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3101