Object Title

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Matchlock musket (toradar)

Date

1801-1830

Object Number

XXVIF.143

Provenance

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

Physical Description

The butt is veneered with thin, decorative plates of bone. The barrel is engraved and decorated in silver koftgari at the breech and at the muzzle, which is shaped like a lotus flower.

Dimensions

Dimensions: The overall length of the gun is 1750 mm, the length of the barrel being 1266 mm. Weight: The gun weighs 3.25 kg.

Calibre

17 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Stamped MA 2372

Associations

Places India, Oudh

Bibliographic References

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1873 p. 141, MA 2372.

Official Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda, Woolwich, London, 1906, p. 153, no. 17/11.

Catalogue of the Museum of Artillery in the Rotunda at Woolwich, London, 1963, Vol. II, p. 61, no. 17/11.