Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - By Botha

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - By Botha

Date

1800-1830

Object Number

XII.11348

Provenance

Purchased 5 November 2002

Physical Description

A fully stocked sporting flintlock with unusual dropped stock, suggestive of late 17th century muskets. The stock has a raised cheek comb and an iron buttplate. The browned iron barrel is half octagonal, and is marked on the top flat near the breech with the maker's name. There is a fixed V notch rearsight, and blade foresight.The scrolled triggerguard is iron, and the rifle has set triggers.

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

.70 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Birmingham proof marks,'BOTHA' on the barrel

Associations

Places South Africa