East India Company Baker pattern musket, 39 inch .750 barrel marked with Indian arsenal stamps, lock and barrel with the C date code indicating manufacture in 1839, the last year of production, maker’s marking POTTS on the underside of the butt (Thomas Potts, setter-up of East India Company arms 1827-1842)
This was the common musket of the armies of the East India Company, manufactured from 1819-1839. It as also issued to some British regiments serving in India. Referred to as the Baker Pattern by D. Harding as Ezekiel Baker was instrumental in the simplified design and various improved features. Ref: D Harding, Small Arms of the East India Company Vol2 pp 64-70
In excellent condition appearing to have had light restoration work carried out previously, the action is fully working with a strong spring. Please see the pictures as these form part of our report. 140cm long.