It's cold and it's snowy and I have cabin fever. Thought I would share some photos of an old hand me down survivor. Best I can tell it is a H. W. Deeds barrel (so marked on left side of barrel near breech). Barrel is 43" and around .40 cal. Double set triggers. I am guessing it was converted to percussion from flintlock at some time in it's life. No names on the lock. There is an engraving of a pointer dog and bird in flight on lock plate. I found a H. W. Deeds that had a shop in Reading PA around 1775. This old gun has had a hard life with signs of a lot of use. Cracked and repaired stock in a couple of places. Has had it's share of rust at times. With all that it looks like it could be loaded and fired today after 200 years of abuse and use. But will just let it enjoy it's retirement. Any thing to add would be appreciated. I know little of it's history or ownership over all those years.