Original British Napoleonic P-1810 Tower Marked Royal Navy Sea Service Flintlock Musket
Here is a standard Sea Service Brown Bess Musket of the 1810 pattern which has some rather unexpected features. These include a 38 1/2" barrel, FOUR ramrod pipes (including a "tail pipe"), the addition of a nose cap and a post 1808 Ring Necked flintlock cock. The only truly traditional Naval feature on this musket is the "BALL" fronted brass trigger guard. The lock is marked with the normal CROWN over G.R. with TOWER across the tail. The standard "S" third model side plate and a British proofed Barrel.
These are my conclusions and speculations based on De Witt Bailey's wonderful work,
"SMALL ARMS OF THE BRITISH FORCES IN AMERICA 1664 - 1815. Please see pages 191-192.
The musket is in overall terrific condition and was found here in the U.S., fully cleaned and ready to display. Stock is in excellent shape, and the only detracting feature is the missing front sight, which appears to have been replaced once before.
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