Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musketoon - Pattern 1704 Sea Service?

Flintlock muzzle-loading musketoon - Pattern 1704 Sea Service?

Date

dated 1715

Object Number

XII.279

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Steel barrel octagonal at the breech and flaring slightly at the muzzle. Lock with dog-catch, the flat lock-plate engraved with the Royal Cypher and the name of the maker and the date, WOLLDRIDGE 15. On the inner side together with viewer’s and other marks appears the name of the engraver, CASLON. Cock missing. The flat butt-plate and single ramrod pipe are brass, the trigger-guard steel.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength26.5 in.
BarrelLength673 mm
OverallLength42.6 in.
OverallLength1081 mm
OverallWeight6.1 kg
OverallWeight13.4 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

1.8 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Name of the engraver
CASLON
Inner side
Engraved
Royal Cypher
Crown over indecipherable stamp.
Flat Lock-plate
Engraved
?
Symbol over M I
Inner side
Stamped
Maker's name and date
WOLLDRIDGE 15
Flat Lock-plate
Engraved

Associations

Notes

William Caslon the elder (1692-1766) the engraver and type-founder was employed as a young man by the Board of Ordinance as a lock-engraver at the Tower.