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Both lock and barrel marked Wilson and the barrel has also London and additional proofmarks and RW stamp which is the house mark of Richard Wilson.
Lock has a safety pin on the first position. Throws a good spark.
All brass is finely engraved with floral patterns and shows a fine patinated hue. Stock has some age cracks and has been restored once.
Ramrod complete with corcscrew for easy cleaning.
Looks and works wonderfull
Richard Born 1703. Apprentice to uncle Thomas Green, 1718; Free of Gunmakers Co., 1725. Proof piece and mark, 1730. Gunmaker at the Fowler, Minories, took over business of Angus Gree, 1730. Contractor to Ordnance from 1746; East India Co., 1733-6; Hudson Bay Co., 1739. With son, William, became Richard & William Wilson & Co., 1757-9; Richard Wilson & Co., 1759-66. Died 1766.