Percussion musket converted for civilian use: inscribed
barrel length: 52 1/4 in. ( 132.7 cm )
Overall: 69 1/4 in. ( 175.9 cm )
Wood, iron, and brass percussion fowling piece; French-style conversion to percussion system; round barrel with bladed brass front sight; brass lock plate; brass furniture includes pointed trigger guard and plain side plate; stamped proofs and mark on barrel near breech.
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith
stamped: breech of barrel: "GP" (below crown); "RW" ; "V" (below crown). The GP and V are 1702 English barrel proofs.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.