A Fine & Rare East India Company Windus Musket by Henshaw. 56” overall, 39” round 11 bore barrel struck with East Indian Company, Ordnance and inspector's mark, Crown over ‘8’ at the breech. Lock with ‘EIC’ bale mark and ‘1796’ on the tail and ‘Henshaw’ under the pan with Crown over 1 inspector mark, swan necked cock. Full hand rail stock. Regulation brass mounts, including side plate, trigger guard and three ramrod pipes, with its iron ramrod. Various arsenal markings to breech and mounts.
In good condition. It is rare to find Windus muskets in original unaltered condition.
See D.F Harding East India Company Smallarms 1775-1851 pages 25-29 and 204 and 216. Pub 2013