A Rare 10-bore Short Land Pattern Volunteer Musket with Bayonet & Scabbard

Ref: 371

Price: £???

Maker: Parkes

Date: Late 18th Century

With 42 inch sighted barrel, plain tang, border engraved rounded lock with ‘GR’ crowned, stamped ‘1’ and signed across the tail, figured three-quarter stock with apron around the barrel tang and characteristic swelling at the rear ramrod-pipe, brass mounts of regulation pattern including escutcheon stamped ‘1’, sling loops, buff-leather sling, original iron ramrod, and contemporary socket bayonet with blade of hollow triangular section, in its brass-mounted black leather scabbard stamped with Board of Ordnance ownership mark, Tower private proof marks.