Musket, Brown Bess Flint Lock, STATON 1779, East Indian Company Markings
Thomas Staton, London (See Stockel, 1777)
.79 Caliber, walnut stock in great surface
Lockplate and barrel bearing East India Company mark, dated 1779, proofs and makers mark, STATON.
East India Company trade logo of a "HEART /4, E I C" at tail of lock plate and on barrel which also displays STATON 1779 and "crown/V", "crown/ GP", "crown/ TS". Brass fittings; two-screw sideplate is rounded; squared barrel tang end. The barrel is in dark finish, stock displays ancient dark surface; tight action. Wear and dings consistent with age; little nip of wood missing aft of, and conforming to width of breech tang.
(Overall L: 53.5", barrel L: 38.5")