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War of 1812 Regimental Marked Sergeant's Fusil Musket from the Ketland Company
Item #: A5324
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Here is a great looking gun! This is the English officer’s fusil from the War of 1812. What is special about this gun is the marking that we have on the top of the brass buttplate. It proudly is engraved and reads "1 W.I. Regt." This regiment was the 1st West Indies Regiment. They were an infantry unit of the British Army recruited from and normally stationed in the British colonies of the Caribbean starting in 1795. This regiment is special to Americans because 1st and 5th West India Regiments fought in the Battle of New Orleans. They were parts of the forces defeated by Andrew Jackson. This one is in the original flintlock configuration and it is just beautiful to the eye. These officer’s fusil muskets were like a lighter version of the famous Brown Bess style muskets of the British Empire. They are .69 caliber compared to the .75 caliber of the Bess muskets. This one has a full-length 27-3/4ths inch barrel. At the breech of the barrel it has the correct English style proof marks. The lockplate has the vividly clear maker’s mark from the firm of T. Ketland & Company who were located in London. The action works crisply on all positions. The stock is made of a beautiful furniture grade piece of wood. It still has all of the original parts except for the plate of the stock opposite of the lockplate. Eons ago they removed the brass plate and replaced it with a hand carved lead one. It is a neat field repair. The brass of the nose cap, buttplate, triggerguard and ramrod guides all are intact with a gorgeous patina all over. It still has the full-length ramrod in the channel underneath the barrel. This is a just a superb displaying 200 year old weapon in the original flintlock state with a fantastic regimental I.D.

Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
$3,950.00 USD

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