Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - William III Pattern

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - William III Pattern

Date

about 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 flashguard 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.

Techniques

Stamped

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.1 in
BarrelLength1146 mm
OverallLength61 in
OverallLength1550 mm
OverallWeight4.5 kg
OverallWeight9.9 lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.77 in

Inscriptions and Marks

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F
Stock and butt
Stamped
Forger's mark
WR. EC
Underside of barrel
Stamped

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