Indian (Sind) flintlock musket, c1810.
Indian (Sind) flintlock musket, c1820. The lock (a Baker’s pattern “high hammer” lock introduced to the British Army in 1818) has taken from an English musket. Round iron barrel of tapering form with raised rear peep sight and bead fore-sight. Retained to the stock by 5 brass barrel bands. Steel ramrod. Barrel length 107cm. Calibre 14mm. Wooden full stock with slender, deeply curved butt of characteristic form, decorated with simple cut marks. Horn and brass butt plate.The brass trigger guard fixed with small nails. Iron front and rear sling swivels and a leather sling. Deeply curved trigger. Flintlock of rounded form, the makers marks erased. Stamped under the pan with British Ordnance Inspection marks. The cock with a ring-neck and bun-nut fixing. The frizzen of elongated form. Retained to the stock by 2 sidenails. Overall length: 146.5cm
Formerly on loan but purchased on 26th September 2008 from Mrs Mary Henry on behalf of the Clive Family.
Elgood, 1995: Robert Elgood, Firearms of the Islamic World