Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Long Land Pattern

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Long Land Pattern

Date

1731

Object Number

XII.99

Provenance

Old Tower Collection. Board of Ordnance: taken from store after 1916

Physical Description

An early example of the Long Land Service Pattern.
Barrel stamped with usual government marks and held to the fore-end by the pins securing the ramrod pipes. Lock engraved with royal cypher, the name of the maker I. FARMER and the date 1731. There is no bridle to the frizzen. The top jaw and screw of the cock are restored.
Brass mounted stock. The escutcheon plate is engraved No.180 and the butt-plate finial No.33. The ramrod which was wooden is missing together with the upper sling-loop

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 61.75 in (1570 mm), Barrel length: 46 in (1168 mm), Weight: 9 lb 10 oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number none

Calibre

.775 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Royal cypher, maker and date

Associations

Places England

Bibliographic References

Treasures from the Tower, 1982-83. Cat No.97

Notes

'Joseph Farmer'
Merchant, gunmaker and sword-blade maker worked in Birmingham from about 1702 until his death in 1741. Recorded as gunmaker to the board of ordnance from 1710.