Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - By Brooke

Flintlock muzzle-loading military 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.

Dimensions

BarrelLength31.1 inches
BarrelLength790 mm
OverallLength45.9 inches
OverallLength1165 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.64 in (16 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
BROOKE
Lock
Stamped
Ordnance marking
Crown, Flower
Breech
Stamped
?
Crown, [IR?]
Breech
Stamped
Royal cipher
James II Crown, J 2 R
Lock
Stamped

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