A Volunteer India Pattern Flintlock Musket by W & J Rigby.
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55” overall, 39” barrel stamped ‘Dublin’ with Birmingham proofs to rear. Border engraved lock plate, engraved ‘Dublin’ on the tail and ‘W&J Rigby’ with WSF inspector’s ? mark under the pan, ring neck cock, standard India pattern brass furniture comprising butt plate, trigger guard with acorn finial side plate and 3 ramrod pipes, fore-end cap, iron ramrod.
Probably part of a large order of longarms and pistols thought to have been issued to government servants, such as police and customs officers. See D.H.L. Back, “Messrs Rigby 1760-1869”, 1992, p. 29