Object Title

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Date

1800-1830

Object Number

XXVIF.150

Provenance

Transferred from Woolwich Rotunda in 1979.

Physical Description

The stock is of dark wood with the usual Sind shape that steps deeply down behind the barrel to a small curved grip then flares upwards to a wide flat butt. At corners and in the centre of the butt are copper plates engraved with arabesque arnament filled in with a black material. In the centre of the butt is a copper band with raised moulding and simple engraved ornament. At the breech is a shaped plate around and behind the barrel tang with similar arabesque ornament and a six pointed medallion on either side below that. The barrel is fastened to the stock by 8 decorated copper bands, one of which carries two sling swivels, the rear swivle being pivoted to the stock under the breech. The ramrod is missing. The barrel is round with a central upper ridge along its entire length. There is no cover to the pan and the rear sight forms part of the barrel.

Dimensions

Dimensions: overall length 1500 mm, barrel length 1116 mm Weight: 3300 g

Calibre

12 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Painted in white on top of the stock at its narrowest point is 17 over 22. On the side of the stock is 17 over 22 in white paint. Stamped on the side of the stock is the Museum of Artillery cannon and MA 2384.

Associations

Places India, Sind

Notes

The stock has been broken at the small and has been glued and wrapped with ducting tape.