Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - William III Pattern

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - William III Pattern

Date

about 1690

Object Number

XII.28

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel bearing the royal monogram, octagonal at the breech altering to round section and flaring 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 with steel mounts. The butt plate having a slender finial. There are three lock screws, the screwplate being scroll-shaped. There is an oval steel escutcheon plate at the small of the butt.

Techniques

Stamped

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.47in.
BarrelLength1155mm
OverallLength61.6in.
OverallLength1564mm
OverallWeight4.6kg
OverallWeight10.1lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.73 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Forger's mark
?
Barrel
Stamped
Royal Cypher
Crown over WR
Barrel
Stamped
Maker's mark
I. BIKEN
Breech
Stamped

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