Object Title

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVIF.141

Provenance

Transferred from the Rotunda Museum of Artillery, Woolwich, in 1979. From the Indian disarmament of 1859, from Oudh

Physical Description

The stock has a bone butt plate, and has a decorative band at either side of the breech. The pattern welded barrel has a swamped muzzle, and is decorated in silver koftgari at the muzzle and breech end. It is attached to the stock by wire bands.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The length of the barrel is 1278 mm, the overall length is 1770 mm. Weight: The weight of the gun is 4.27 kg.

Calibre

15.5 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped MA 2370 and painted 17/9.

Associations

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p. 141, MA 2370.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p. 153, no. 17/9.

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol II p. 61, no. 17/9.