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DOUBLE BARREL HUNTING PERCUSSION MUSKET, 1830's
Sporting or hunting musket made by Westley Richards.
Using a Percussion cap, these were invented by Frederick Forsyth in 1809.
Made during the Reign of William 1V during the 1830's
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- Hi,this looks to be a smooth bored percussion shot gun and not a musket.Both guns are smooth bored,a musket is proofed to fire a heavy charge for ball but could also fire shot,a shot gun is generally only proofed for a lighter charge to fire shot.
.......... J.H.Raine, whitley bay, 7th of April 2012