Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service type

Matchlock muzzle-loading musket - Service type

Date

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 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. The stock has been damaged by wood-worm. There is an oval steel scutcheon plate at the small of the butt

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.47inches
BarrelLength1155mm
OverallLength1564mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.73 in

Associations

Places England