Object Title

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

Flintlock muzzle-loading military 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.

Materials

Dimensions

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

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

20 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Royal Cypher
Crown over GR and Crown over V.
Lock
Stamped
Maker's name and date
IORDAN 1744.
Lock
Stamped

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