Belgium tower GR flintlock musket

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by bscalise, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. bscalise

    bscalise New Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Can Anyone help Identify this Belgium made Tower GR Flintlock Musket? I am new to this forum and don't quite understand how to make a new post. it says made in Belgium on the top of the barrel. It has the number 12 on the side of the barrel between two other marks. It says Tower on the Lock Plate and it has a Crown with the initials of G R under the crown also on the lock plate. On the right side of the Stock it has a Triangle with the letters of L G and a Crown underneath the initials impressed into the stock. I do not know how to date this musket or know anything about the maker but, it belongs to my father in law who bought it off of a friend many years ago and he was under the impression that it is a working replica.

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  2. bscalise

    bscalise New Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Re: Belgium Flintlock Musket

    Here is some more pictures of the Belgium made Tower G R musket with L G on the stock.

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  3. rhmc24

    rhmc24 Active Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    Ardmore, OK
    Re: Belgium Flintlock Musket

    Back after all these months -- Has anyone noticed the lock markings are stamped, not engraved? In the flintlock period they would have been engraved.
  4. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    West Tennessee
    Good morning, bscalise, and welcome to TFF.

    I didn't want your new posts to get lost in an old thread, so I created a new thread and moved your posts and the one reply into it.

    When reading this, the only option is to reply to this thread. You have to get back to the LIST of threads in this particular section - you can do that by going up to the top of the page and looking at the thread location line. The last item on it is "The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum". Click on that, and you will see a list of all threads in this section, and at the button to the left now says "new thread". Clicking it allows you to type in the title you want and start a new thread.

    I can't help much with the nice piece you have here, but I sure enjoyed looking at it; thank you!
  5. flintlock

    flintlock Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2007
    Upstate NY
    This musket looks like a reproduction made in Belgium around the the time of the bicentennial for re-enactors. They were fairly common at the time, but there was some issue with the way they were breeched, and they fell out of favor with the living history crowd. Sorry I can't remember the makers name at this time, I haven't seen one of them in years.
  6. bscalise

    bscalise New Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Thank You for the help you guys. I'm still a little confused as to how to get this post in the are that it should be in. I did not receive an email alert for that last person who commented.
  7. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    FWIW, the British did purchase some 100,000 muskets from the Liege makers in the period 1778-1783, domestic supply not being sufficient for the wartime army. That, though, is not one of them; it is a repro.

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