Unidentified old percussion Musket...pls help
I own an old percussion musket handed down to me from my uncle. There are very few markings, but I am hoping someone will recognize them and tell me what I have on my hands.
The marking are as follows:
Printed on top of barrel: Made in Belgium
Stamped on underside of barrel close to breech: 1) The letters "GN" with two crossed swords next to the letters. 2) A very small capital "A" laying on it's side wearing a crown at the teepee point of the "A". Next to horizontal "A", the number 27.0 VIII is stamped.
3) Capital "A" with a plus sign directly over it. 4) The letter "E" with the letters LG directly under it. All three letters form a pyramid with "E" on top. There is a circle around the pyaramid of letters.
One end of the barrell is threaded and has a breech plug screwed into it. I removed the breech plug and looked down the barrel. No sign of rifling. The
diameter of the hole at the muzzle end is exactly 5/8". The wall of the barrel is 1/8" thick.
That is all I have. Can any of you wise men help me. I have seen miracles performed here before, and it would surely be one if you could identify this percussion muzzleoader from only my explalnation.
Thank you, in advance, for your assistance!