Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading cavalry carbine - By Brooke

Flintlock muzzle-loading cavalry carbine - By Brooke

Date

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.

Dimensions

BarrelLength30.98inches
BarrelLength787mm
OverallLength1150mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none visible

Calibre

0.63 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Crowned IR and rose.

Associations

Places England

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.