This musket was likely made during the British Army Colonial occupation of India in the 1800s. It was likely adapted during or after that period. This is a smooth bore percussion Musket.
It was originally purchased at Auction and this was their description, "A 19th Century and later carbine-style musket, with steel barrel bands, iron lock plate, percussion hammer and brass fittings".
After the first Indian Mutiny many guns were given to Indian troops which were smooth bore and less accurate than the rifled barrels that regular British soldiers were issued with. This is possibly where this gun came from.
The side plate is unmarked. It has original wood stock which has the knocks bumps and bruises consistent with age and service use
This musket has been made shorter than standard muskets, or has been shortened during its life.
It has a brass butt plate and percussion cap box and brass stock fittings .
It is a decorative piece rather than a rifle which could be fired.
The weapon has a ramrod. The firing action or half cock and full cock both work. This is an antique percussion rifle and no licence is required to own it in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display.
Nice item if you are starting out as a collector.
I have uploaded as many pictures as possible to let you view it in detail, in case you cannot come to view it in person.
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