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Info on old musket needed,

Article about: Hi, Im am restoring an old 3 band musket i have nealy finished it now but am stuck on the ID of the markings on the Butt. I have tried to find out some info but without any luck so thought i

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    Hi,
    Im am restoring an old 3 band musket i have nealy finished it now but am stuck on the ID
    of the markings on the Butt. I have tried to find out some info but without any luck so thought i would thow it out to you guys to see what comes back. The marking are X V II
    87 this may be a Regt of Foot No, ? .
    Dave Click image for larger version. 

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    Hi,
    It does have some initials as you can see ie, H P R, but they are N/A.
    Dave.

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    Is it a Brown Bess? H P R may well be the county

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    Can we see photos of the rest of the Musket?

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    Hi,
    It is a 3 band enfiled but with a rear blade sight not a block sight, and is smoothbore, i think a bit earlier than the 1853.
    Dave.

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    Hard to tell what it is without photographs.

    You say it is banded but has "a rear blade sight not a block sight" and that it is smooth bored rather than rifled. Can you define what you mean by "rear blade sight"? Does this mean a simple notched rear sight? And by "block sight", am I correct that you mean a tangent sight like that standard on the British P53? If s, then it sounds like you have a British made Indian arm for native troops after the Sepoy Mutiny. There were no banded British arms before the Pattern 53.

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