Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8672

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. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.5 in (1003 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. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 41, and on tang: crown. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow.Sideplate flat stamped: [3]90 (i.e. 390, the 3 uncertain, may be 1); star; [M] (i.e. M but uncertain, possibly R); *. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7, also T.A. Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8 ; middle section: \II ; rear section: 9. Ramrod stamped: [crown] (i.e. crown, but uncertain); possible other mark

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3044