Flint lock musket, officer's presentation fitted for bayonet: inscribed?
Wood, iron, brass, silver
barrel length: 37 7/8 in. ( 96.2 cm ) Overall: 54 in. ( 137.2 cm )
stamped: barrel: "LONDON"; lockplate: "A.W. SPIES/WARRANTED" engraved: silver plate: "Awarded by 8th Company National Guards/to Charles Rogers for excelling at Target/Fireing at Flushing July 17th 1828"
Wood, iron, brass, and silver flintlock rifle; part round, part octagon barrel with front sight; brass furniture; button-head iron ramrod; scrolled silver sideplate and inlaid silver oval decorated with running stag on left side of buttstock; engraved eagle and star on barrel and engraved birds and floral designs on lockplate and cock; foliate-engraved silver oval plate on right side of buttstock with eagle perched on top; checkering at wrist and forestock; stamped marks on barrel and lockplate.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
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