Object Title

Flintlock military musket - Short Land Service Pattern 1779

Flintlock military musket - Short Land Service Pattern 1779

Date

about 1780

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.

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

Calibre

.75 in

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

Associations

Notes

DWB (1997, p.95) identifies this as a Pattern 1779 Short Land `wartime production`. Previously (Star database, blue catalogue books) incorrectly identified as a P1759 Marine or Militia musket.