Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1807

Object Number

XII.8676

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. The original browned finish survives

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 54.75 in (1390 mm), Length of barrel: 39.25 in (997 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 stamped twice with crown over crossed sceptres . Property mark in centre, with [L] (i.e. L but uncertain) stamped above it. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 14, and on tang: crown over 6 (the number half off the edge) . Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on inside of cock: W (or possibly M).Sideplate flat stamped: 363 ; WR; 35; crown over G; * . 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: crown over 13, crown over 0; middle section: I ; rear section: [I] (i.e. I but uncertain) III. Ramrod stamped: crown and possible other mark

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3362