Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1759

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Pattern 1759

Date

about 1770

Object Number

XII.128

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The lock is engraved with the royal cypher and TOWER while the screw-plate is sunk flush with the surface of the stock. The butt is incised with the number XXVI. Upper sling-loop missing.This is a late example of the musket introduced in 1758 as shown by the presence of an escutcheon plate and by the finial. The buttplate being pinned to the stock instead of being held by a screw (Compare No.XII.85).

Techniques

Handmade

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength42 in.
BarrelLength1066.8 mm
OverallLength57.874 in.
OverallLength1470 mm
OverallWeight4.79 kg
OverallWeight10.9 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

19 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

rack number
1B
Plug
Stamped
Royal Cypher
Crown over GR
Lock
Engraved
Acceptance mark
Crown over crossed sceptres, MB OR ME, A, MB.
Barrel
Stamped
Ordnance marking
Crowned over broad arrow,
Barrel
Stamped
?
MB OR ME, A, MB.
Barrel
Stamped
?
No XXVI
Butt
Incised
Mark
S, Crowed 1, Crowned 6,
Barrel
Stamped
Lockmaker?
TH
Lock
Stamped

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