Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8677

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: 1399 mm (55.1 in), length of barrel: 999 mm (39.3 in), length including bayonet: about 1900 mm (74.803 in), width: about 100 mm (3.937 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. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 12, and on tang: crown over 14. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Stamped on cock with uncertain mark. Sideplate flat stamped: D:D . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and 1800. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 4[3] (i.e. crown over 43 but could be 46 or 40). Ramrod groove: middle section stamped: crown over 28, crown over 5, crown over 26; rear section: \\\I ; BYWATER . Ramrod stamped: uncertain crown; [SG] (i.e. SG but uncertain); possible uncertain mark

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3293