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A cut down .63 calibre Sergeant's flintlock fusil with a banister rail stock and a swan neck cock. The lock is marked " Tower " with a crown and "G.R" under it. The ramrod is missing, it has British proofmarks stamped on it. " E. N. " is engraved on the butt plate. The ramrod is missing.
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This fusil is said to have been used at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. While it is of this era it would not have been used in the configuration it is in now. It has been cut down and modified to be used as a "coach gun." It is part of a diverse collection of militaria which was compiled by Edward F Hemingway. For more information see Scavenging and Skullduggery: The Hemingway Collection in Moffat, A. Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki. Wellington, Huia, 2012, pp.27-32 . 
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