Object Title

Matchlock carbine (toradar)

Matchlock carbine (toradar)

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

XXVIF.84

Provenance

Presented by the Indian Government, 1861. From the Indian disarmament of 1859.

Physical Description

The serpentine and trigger are of plain steel, and connected by a simple sprung linkage. The plain, dark red wood stock has a solid ivory section behind the breech, which is grooved for sighting. The barrel is short and heavy, chiselled with a monster's head at the muzzle. The whole is decorated in silver koftgari with a spiral of flowers and foliage, and has brass mouldings at either end. The stock is broken in half at the breech.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the barrel is 945 mm, the overall length of the gun is 1435 mm. Weight: The weight of the gun is 6.36 kg.

Calibre

21 mm.

Inscriptions and Marks

None.

Associations

Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, addendum to the Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1865, no. Ad.277, p. 8.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. xv.102, p. 16.