Visited the wife's grandparents today, and her grandad asked if I could help identify one of his many antique firearms. It is probably a Brown Bess, but I cannot be sure.
It is an 80 caliber musket, with several identifying proofmarks, initials, and symbols. It has "1828" stamped on it in several places, as well as a crown (no tower) proofmark on the barrel and the action. The other common marking is a script capital "T".
I am pretty sure I jotted down enough info to identify it, but I cannot find a website with pictures of European proofmarks anywhere.
I know it ain't a Marlin, but I would appreciate any direction any of you wise guys can provide.
1895G CNTL 45-70
This may give you a starting point.
IN MEMORY OF PFC JEFFREY ALAN AVERY, 571st MP CO, KILLED IN ACTION 23 APR 07, AGE 19, MUQUDADIYAH, IRAQ.
Don't know if this will be of much help, but here's one:
"A free people (claim) their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate."
--Thomas Jefferson, Rights of British America, 1774
Team 60 #21
Team 35 #8
Team 444 #13
Team 45-70 #14
Team 30-30 #152
Team Shotgun #23
Team Browning #43