Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - Pattern 1738 Black (Short) Sea Service

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - Pattern 1738 Black (Short) Sea Service

Date

dated 1744

Object Number

XII.264

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

For Sea Service. The barrel has a stud and ring fitted at the muzzle for the discharger-cup which probably resembled that fitted to no. 263. Lock with flat lock-plate and ring-necked cock, engraved with the Royal Cypher, maker’s name IORDAN and the date 1744. Brass mounts of Sea Service pattern with flat butt-plate, the lock being secured by three screws. Upper jaw and screw of cock and ramrod missing.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength37 in.
BarrelLength940 mm
OverallLength52.4 in.
OverallLength1333 mm
OverallWeight3.7 kg
OverallWeight8.15 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.79 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Royal cipher
Crown over GR
Lock
Stamped
View mark
Crown over V.
Lock
Stamped
Maker and date
IORDAN 1744.
Lock
Stamped

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