Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading carbine - By Brooke

Flintlock muzzle-loading carbine - By Brooke

Date

about 1685

Object Number

XII.182

Provenance

Old Tower Collection; loaned to Maison Dieu, Dover. Returned 13 October 1979.

Physical Description

Lockplate with rounded surface. Cock missing. Pan, spring and steel intact. Lock engraved BROOK within a scroll behind the cock and a crown over J2R. Wooden stock. Trigger-guard, swivel bar and ramrod missing. Brass furnishings. Flat butt-cap with narrow tang; trigger. Two brass fluted rammer pipes. Stock carved in 'torpedo' shape behind tang of barrel. Crowned GVR within circle stamped near butt. Steel barrel, octagonal for first 5.5 inches, then 16 sided for next 3, then circular. Sights at muzzle end. Barrel stamped with crowned IR and crowned rose; RB under a coronet on the left face, crowned rose on the tang.

Techniques

Engraved

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength31 in.
BarrelLength787 mm
OverallLength45.5 in.
OverallLength1156 mm
OverallWeight3.53 kg
OverallWeight7.8 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None visible

Calibre

0.62 in (16 bore)

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker
BROOKE
Lock
Engraved
Royal Cypher
Crown over J2R
Lockplate
Engraved
Proofmark
Crowned GVR
Near the butt
Stamped
Proofmark
Crowned IR and rose.
Barrel
Stamped
Proofmark
Crowned rose
Tang
Stamped
Maker
Intials R.B of Brookes
Under a coronet on the left face
Stamped

Associations

Notes

Foulkes' inventory records the carbine was incomplete in 1915. R. Brooke made several other flint lock guns, muskets, carbines, pistols, during the reign of James II. Another carbine by him is XII.153.