Object Title

Matchlock muzzle-loading military musket - William III Type

Matchlock muzzle-loading military musket - William III Type

Date

1690

Object Number

XII.37

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

Barrel with royal monogram, octagonal at the breech altering to round section and flaring slightly at the muzzle. There is a foresight but no backsight.
Lacks side plate with an associated 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

Dimensions

BarrelLength45.94inches
BarrelLength1167mm
OverallLength1556mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

20.5 mm

Associations

Places England