Flint-lock rifle w/ bayonet mounted on wood plaque
Overall: 58 in. ( 147.3 cm )
barrel length: 41 7/8 in. ( 106.4 cm )
Part (bayonet length): 8 3/8 x 7/16 x 1 3/16 in. (
Wood, iron, and brass flintlock musket; brass furniture, button-head iron ramrod; stamped marks at center and tail of lockplate; engraved letter on sideplate and incised number on right side of buttstock; angular iron bayonet with deep back flutes.
Gift of Mrs. William R. Tarbox
stamped: tail of lockplate: "TOWER" (indicates that the musket was stored in the Tower of London arsenal)
stamped: center of lockplate: "GR" (crown above mark; royal cypher of the Hanoverian line)
engraved: side plate; "R"
incised: right butt stock: "XVII" (probably indicates 17th British regiment)
stamped: bayonet face: "40" (crown above #); "JOHN GILL"; "WW"; collar: "243"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.