Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - India Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - India Pattern

Date

1810

Object Number

XII.8646

Provenance

Old Tower stock

Physical Description

Fitted with swan-necked cock, the top jaw and top of screw missing. Stocked to 4 1/8 inch of the muzzle. The original browned finish partially remains. Brass furniture. Steel ramrod.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 54.9 in (1395 mm), Length of barrel: 39.173 in (995 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number nvn

Calibre

.750 in (11 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel stamped on left of breech with crowned GR over Broad Arrow and crown over crossed sceptres. Property mark in centre. Stamped on right by pan: crown over, and on tang: crown over. Lockplate engraved with royal cypher and TOWER, and stamped with crown over Broad Arrow. Butt stamped on right with Ordnance storekeeper's mark over [1800] (i.e. 1800 but not certain). Underside of butt to right of guard stamped twice with crown over 7 Ramrod groove: front section (front to rear) stamped: crown over; middle section: crown over rear section: Ramrod stamped:

Associations

Places England

Notes

Displayed fitted with bayonet X.3398