Re: Musket With Name On Stock
It appears to be a US Model 1812 (or perhaps what is called a "pre-1812") flintlock musket made by Eli Whitney and converted to percussion by what was called the "French style" or "drum and nipple" conversion. You can see where the holes for the frizzen screw and frizzen spring screw have been plugged and polished down. In its original flintlock configuration, it would bring well close to $3000 (in spite of the "carving", but the conversions are bringing under half that.
In the days before serial numbering of military arms, it was common for a soldier to put his name on the weapon for which he was responsible. It was usually against regulations (as it is today), but it was done anyway.