Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading military musket

Matchlock muzzle-loading military musket

Date

1690

Object Number

XII.23

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal at the breech altering to round section and flaring slightly at the muzzle. With poorly struck mark rather like a crescent, probably CF as in XII.22 although the forger is different There is a foresight but no backsight
Lock with convex lockplate resembling a flintlock in outline. The pan is mounted on the lockplate and is fitted with a flashguad and a large pivoted pan-cover. The mechanism is operated by a normal pivoted trigger the scear spring being fitted above the scear
Stock with french type shoulder-butt with steel mounts The butt plate having a slender finial. There are three lock screws, the screwplate being scroll-shaped. With one ramrod pipe. The trigger guard and ramrod are missing. The butt is slightly bellied.

Dimensions

BarrelLength46.3inches
BarrelLength1176mm
OverallLength1566mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.79 in

Associations

Places England