Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1807

Object Number

XII.8678

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

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

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55.1 in (1399 mm), Length of barrel: 39.3 in (999 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible

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, and on right in front of lockplate: [I] (I but could be T or L). Stamped on right by pan: crown over [?]8, and on tang: crown over [14] (i.e. crown over 14, the 14 uncertain). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Possible mark, rubbed, stamped on inside of cock.Sideplate flat stamped: RD . Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and 1800 . Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 21 and TM . Ramrod groove: middle section: crown over 2[7] (i.e. crown over 27, the 7 uncertain), crown over [6] (i.e. crown over 6, the 6 uncertain, possible 3rd mark ; rear section: WO V Ramrod stamped: crown; P ; plus another P or small a

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.3605