Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket

Date

1640

Object Number

XII.10344

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Sotherby's, 14th March 1978, lot 182. Formerly from Apethorpe Hall, Peterborough, Northamptonshire.

Physical Description

English lock, fish tail butt. Former matchlock barrel, the octagonal breech stamped with GP under crown

Dimensions

BarrelLength38.2inches
BarrelLength970mm
OverallLength1334mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.78in

Inscriptions and Marks

The butt incised with a mark which may be an N under a crown (for Northampton?)

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Illustrated in Blackmore, British Military Firearms, pl.3 No.5