Object Title

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - Model 1777

Flintlock muzzle-loading rifle - Model 1777

Date

1795

Object Number

XII.1967

Provenance

Probably transferred from Woolwich, Rotunda No.7/113.

Dimensions

BarrelLength33.07 inches
BarrelLength840 mm
OverallLength1232 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number None Visible visible

Calibre

0.71 in

Associations

Notes

I.W.M. No30.
The combination of Austrian and Dutch features with a French lock signed by a Birmingham name leads to the suggestion that this rifle was manufactured either in Belgium (the Austrian Netherlands) or Holland for use by one of the many corps of emigres and mercenary troops enlisted under the British Standard during the French Revolutionary Wars