Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.11229

Provenance

Tower arsenal

Physical Description

Barrel stamped with government proof and viewer's marks of a crown over GR over an arrow, and crown over crossed sceptres. The tang is stamped with a government inspector's mark of a crown over 39. Some of the original browned finish survives. The lock has a ring-necked cock, the lockplate engraved with the royal cypher, and stamped with government property mark and TOWER.
Brass mounted stock and three ramrod pipes, but the ramrod is missing. The right of the butt is stamped with an Ordnance storekeeper's stamp but no date. The sidepiece-flat is stamped AW with 433 next to it. The leather sling has two leather keepers. There is some scuffing to the stock, and a gouge on the left of the butt

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.17inches
BarrelLength995mm
OverallLength1386mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.76 in

Associations

Places England

Notes

not seen