Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - By Crause Herzberg

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - By Crause Herzberg

Date

1828-1830

Object Number

XII.1778

Provenance

Acquired by the Armouries in 1963. Presented to the Royal United Services Institution by H.R.H. Prince of Wales . This little musket together with Nos 1775, 1777, 1778 and 1779 were the property of Field Marshall H.R.H. the Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904), Commander in Chief of the army 1856-1895 and were probably made for him when a boy of ten or eleven

Dimensions

BarrelLength592mm
OverallLength897mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.350 in (108 bore)

Associations

Places Hanoverian

Notes

These muskets are probably a product of the 'Herzberg Arms Factory'.
Carl Philipp Crause, 1778-1857, was made director of the arms factory at Herzberg in 1808 during the period when Hanover was incorporated in the Kingdom of Westphalia. In 1813 when the electorate regained it's independence, Crause remained in control with a lease from the government, purchasing the factory outright in 1816. After Crause's death production continued under his sons Adolf and Eduard.