Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading military musket

Matchlock muzzle-loading military musket

Date

1690

Object Number

XII.26

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel octagonal at the breech altering to round section and bellied slightly at the muzzle. 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, incised with the letter F in front of the trigger-guard and again,repeated on the butt. With steel mounts. The butt plate having a slender finial. There are three lock screws, the screwplate being scroll-shaped. Lacking rod

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.51inches
BarrelLength1156mm
OverallLength1550mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.77 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Barrel marked WR. EC

Associations

Places England