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Musket - Belgium, Flintlock, early 19th century Object Reg. No: ST 021818

Flintlock musket, cal. 19 bore (.625), steel smooth bore part octagonal part round imitation damascus barrel, 81.20cm long. African trade musket, made in Belgium, first half of nineteenth century.
Three imitation gold breech bands. Steel side lock and swan-necked hammer on R.H. side, oval triggerguard with front spur, finial extensions and lightly engraved with foliate motifs, no sideplate and brass butt plate. All furniture of nickel silver. Pin front sight, and no rear sight, though tang screw is aligned to act in this capacity, barrel secured by barrel pins and one key, two nickel silver ramrod tubes, brass tipped wooden ramrod. Two sling swivels. Wooden stock extends to muzzle, underside of stock elaborately carved in the figure of an elephant with inlaid glass eyes. Lockplate stamped with a cresent moon, a hand and a five pointed star enclosed within an oval shield, and both lockplate and hammer lightly engraved with foliate motifs.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Cole, 1943
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 19.50 cm (Height), 4.60 cm (Width), 121.80 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 81.20cm

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Tagged with: rifles muskets belgian, l.l.h. made in belgium, l.l.h., made in belgium
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel L.H. side with Liege, Belgium, proof marks (ELG*)
Stamped on barrel underside [?]: L & T NL 15.4
Place & Date Made: Liège, Belgium, 1800-1850
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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