Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.11165

Provenance

Found on display without number; previOld Tower stocky in Mortar Room and Images of the Tower, with bayonet X.435

Physical Description

Fitted with ring-necked cock. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod. Fore-sight missing

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 55 in (1397 mm), Length of barrel: 39.5 in (1003 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.750 in (11 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on left of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres. Stamped on right by pan: crown over 12, and on tang: crown over [?] (i.e. crown over number now worn away). Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow.Sideplate flat stamped: [IG] (i.e. IG but just possibly 16); asterisk over TP; *. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark and faint second strike. Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7.Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped twice with crown over 8 (i.e. struck twice with crown over 8, both uncertain); middle section: \ \////; rear section: Z WN. Ramrod stamped: crown; W.[I] (i.e. W.I the I uncertain, perhaps T)

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with socket bayonet X.435