Pattern 1839 musket

Place Oceania: Australia, Western Australia
Accession Number REL/07184
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made United Kingdom: England, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1848
Conflict Australian Colonial Forces, 1854-1900

Pattern 1839 smoothbore percussion musket. Lock marked crown over VR TOWER 1848. Stock (butt) marked arrow over BO (Board of Ordnance). Stock made by BOND and the weapon assembled by J Brown. Various proof marks to the barrel including the makers initials JG. Lower sling swivel missing. Stock rubbed back, some pitting to the lock plate and an age patina to the barrel.

History / Summary

This musket originated from Western Australia where they were used by British and local forces. This colonial state did not use any serial numbers or local identification markings.