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One thing for you to consider DocHawk, your term "rifled musket" is wrong for this gun, it is a rifle, pure and simple. The rifled musket was a military smoothbore musket that was modified by rifling it's smooth bore.

That being said, I'm certainly no expert on European civilian firearms of the percussion period, but my best guess - and it may be wrong - is that it is Swiss.

Or, it could be from one of the states that became Germany.

It may even be Czech, I honestly don't know, I will have to stick by Swiss until someone more knowledgeable comes along with the answer you are looking for. Are there any markings on the barrel saying what city t was made in or a maker's name? Probably not, I'm sure you would have posted pictures if there were, just had to ask.

Thanks for showing it to us Doc, wish I could have been more helpful, it is a beauty and I do hope someone comes along with information for you. Maybe Joe is out there somewhere?
 

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The emblem does not match any of the Swiss Cantonal coats of arms.
Good information Tac, but I am not sure that the emblem was intended to represent a place of manufacture, it could denote the coat of arms of a family, either the manufacturer or the man for whom the gun was made.

Czechoslovakia did not exist at this time , but no coat of arms of Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, matches either.

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Right you are of course. I had should have said the region that became Czechoslovakia, perhaps Bohemia or Moravia.

And Joe, thanks, an excellent post.
 
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