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    Musket Indentification Help Please

    I have a musket that was passed to me. I know nothing about it and I was wondering if anyone would be so kind in identifying the marking and who issued it and what Regiment it was issued. I believe it to be Britishicon with the GR stamp.

    I have attached some photographs.

    Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.
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    Looks like my Brown Bess. How long is it? 39" or more?

    Type "Brown Bess" in Milsurps.com search box (top right of site). Lots of threads there.

    Here is a 53 pic photo montage of my own 1808 Brown Bess Tower Musket - India Pattern (click here).

    It's all correct and all original parts (no repros). I've owned it for almost 50 years …

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    Hi Doug

    Thanks! I wanted to find out more about the markings on the trigger guard. Do they have any significance or do thy indicate which regiment the musket was assigned. Just really interested in the history, which regiment may have used it.

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    I would have guessed 11th Light Dragoons.

    https://www.britishempire.co.uk/forc...ltdragoons.htm

    But they were armed with carbiines? What's the length of this piece as I can't tell from your pics?

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    Hi Doug

    I got it completely wrong I am trying to find out for a friend. Its a pistol! I just found out is a new pattern calvalry pistol 1807. Would that have been used by the 1th Light Dragoons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve1152 View Post
    Hi Doug



    I got it completely wrong I am trying to find out for a friend. Its a pistol! I just found out is a new pattern calvalry pistol 1807. Would that have been used by the 1th Light Dragoons.
    Of course, my guess being a mounted until they would have used carbines probably in a saddlebag configuration and pistols carried on their belts.

    The other number below it is probably a storage rack and/or owner identifier?

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    My guess also. Later to become the 11th Hussars of Light Brigade fame.

    The captive ramrod always suggests cavalry or naval use.

    Let me see...Malamute perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    My guess also. Later to become the 11th Hussars of Light Brigade fame.

    The captive ramrod always suggests cavalry or naval use.

    Let me see...Malamute perhaps?
    Looks familiar to me...I had mals for 20 years 👍

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    Thanks guys useful information!!

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    How about the "I -37" or is it "J"?

    Troop and number?

    And what manner of dog sir?
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