Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.11230

Provenance

Tower arsenal

Physical Description

Barrel stamped with government property proof and viewer's marks. The tang is stamped with a government inspector's mark of a crown over 4. Part of the original browned finish remains.
The lock, with a ring-necked cock, is engraved with the royal cypher, Government ownership mark and TOWER.
Brass-mounted stock, and three ramrod pipes and ramrod. The sidepiece-flat is stamped EW (?) and 333. The right side of the butt is stamped with an Ordnance storekeeper's stamp but no date. The sling has two keepers. The front swivel is missing, being replaced by brass wire, the rear sling thong is broken. The stock has several scatches, as does the brass sidepiece

Dimensions

BarrelLength39.25inches
BarrelLength997mm
OverallLength1394mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.74 in

Associations

Places England

Notes

not seen fw