Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - By Brooke

Flintlock muzzle-loading musket - By Brooke

Date

about 1685

Object Number

XII.990

Provenance

From Ordnance Office, Tower 1922

Physical Description

Short, Heavy barrel, octagonal at the brech flaring slightly at the the muzzle. Breech stamped with Ordnance proof-marks and another mark. Lock engraved with cipher of James II and the name of thee maker "BROOKE". Stock with brass buttplate and ramrod-pipes and rough steel trigger-guard. Foresight but no back.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength31.1 in.
BarrelLength790 mm
OverallLength45.9 in.
OverallLength1165 mm
OverallWeight3.96 kg
OverallWeight8.75 lbs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.66 in (16 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
BROOKE
Lock
Stamped
Royal cipher
Crown over J 2 R
Lock
Stamped
Ordnance marking
Crown over JR]
Breech
Stamped
?
Crown, Flower
Breech
Stamped

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