British officer's Fusil, flint lock musket: inscribed
barrel length: 36 3/8 in. ( 92.4 cm )
Overall: 52 in. ( 132.1 cm )
Wood, iron, and brass flintlock fusil; brass furniture with three flowers atop name engraved inside scroll on escutcheon plate; bayonet lug at muzzle; stamped mark at tail of lockplate; stamped proofs at breech end of barrel; incised name inside ramrod channel.
Gift of Helen A. Collingwood
stamped: lockplate tail: "TOWER" (Tower of London arsenal); barrel: "GR" (crown above mark and arrow below; Royal Armory barrel proof)
incised: ramrod channel: "TUCKER EL VI" (these are the initials of the stock maker, and the assembly number)
engraved: escutcheon plate: "I. McCOMB" (inside scroll)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.