This is a very decent and historic .75” East India Co. F Pattern percussion musket to the 7th Gwalior infantry who were in the thick of the Indian Mutiny. EIC ‘F’ pattern side lock with bun nut retained hammer struck with EI Co. Rampant lion mark. Walnut stock with regulation F pattern brass furniture including spurred trigger guard for improved grip when fighting with a bayonet and F pattern bayonet catch. The right side of the butt with a brass marker disc engraved 7.GWI.I for issue to the 7th Gwalior infantry regiment. Barrel struck with feint London Proof marks has standing read sight and front sight / bayonet stud fitted. Last of the smooth bore muzzle loading percussion muskets adopted by the East India Company the F pattern was their issue equivalent of the British Ordnance issue Pattern 1842 musket and was a very solid reliable weapon being widely used by the company’s armies in India for many years. In good used service condition with some small losses to the edges of the stock, good barrel with much finish turning to blue brown with a fair bore and very good mechanical condition. An interesting piece for the British or EIC collector issued to one of the most famous of the company’s regiments.Accompanied with much research into the Regiment and its involvement in the Mutiny and weapons issued.