Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Short Land Service Pattern 1777

Flintlock muzzle-loading military musket - Short Land Service Pattern 1777

Date

1785

Object Number

XII.3091

Physical Description

Round barrel with bayonet stud brazed to the top near the muzzle. Barrel has a chiselled band at the breech. Brass nose band. Four brass ramrod pipes, uppermost trumpet, two plain and one tailpipe, retaining a button-head metal rammer. Rounded lockplate with swan-necked cock and pierced top-jaw screw. Brass trigger guard with forward acorn finial. Sling swivels are fitted at the second rammer pipe and in the front edge of the trigger guard. Brass escutcheon at the small, and brass buttplate. Flat brass sideplate with tail.

Techniques

Forging, Filing

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength42 in
BarrelLength1052 mm
OverallLength57.4 in
OverallLength1460 mm
OverallWeight4.76 kg
OverallWeight10.49 lbs

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None

Calibre

.75 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Mark
2 over 26
Left side of buttstock
Stamped
Proof mark
Crown over GR over broad arrow / Crown over crossed sceptres
Barrel
Stamped
Ownership mark
Crown over GR
Lockplate
Engraved
Inspection mark
Crown over broad arrow
Lockplate
Stamped
Maker
TOWER
Lockplate tail
Engraved

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