~ 1806 Dated British East India Company Brown Bess Flintlock Carbine Musket ~
The lockplate is faintly stamped with the early East India Company "Heart" Logo and is dated 1806.
The gunsmiths stamp behind the hammer is too worn to be read, its not 'Tower' though, we have been advised it is Wilkinson though. The curator of the Wilkinson museum advised that it is a period correct gun but they have never seen that script before they thought the gun was probably a one off to clear off contracts from William Nock after his death on 1805. James Wilkinson took over the business that date and started Wilkinson sword.
The left side of the barrel is stamped ‘13’.
Opposite the lock plate is a worn armoury stamp.
The butt is fitted with a brass plate.
The lock works flawlessly and it is complete with its steel ramrod.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel has a length of 35 inches (90 cm) with the musket having an overall length of 51 inches (130 cm). It weighs 4.3 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The musket half cocks, cocks and releases with a very strong spring. The barrel has minor rust on its surface but its overall condition is good.
The woodwork has a few minor cracks and a filled in repair on the right side of the butt.
One pin is missing.
A fair and decent example.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £28 or the musket can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.