Guns 1779 Revolutionary War Period British Military / East India Company Brown Bess Officer's Flintlock Musket / Fusil 1779-Dated Revolutionary War Period, Very Rare, British Military / East India Company Brown Bess Officer's Fusil (a light Flintlock Musket), by WILSON, in good mechanical working order, Very Fine. Revolutionary War Dated "1779" British Military / East India Company Brown Bess Officer's Fusil with Ramrod. It has a 42", .80 cal. barrel with two sets of proper TOWER of LONDON Hallmark Proofs at the breech. All "Regulation" Brass furniture. The lock is in good mechanical working order and engraved with the British East India Company Heart Logo, "WILSON" (Contractor) and dated "1779". The stock is solid with two fine stress cracks through the lock area (being period repaired) and secure. There are small loses around the lower edge of lock mortise and at the upper edge of the right side of the fore-end, with typical light scratches and dings from years of actual use in service. A "fusil" is a scaled down, somewhat lighter version of the standard heavy Brown Bess Infantry Musket, and examples of Fusils such as this were made specifically for Officers. Most being made for the East India Company were also engraved on the barrel with the same markings as on the lock. It is very possible that the lock is a typical period replacement to a standard British Military issue Officer's Fusil with an East India Company lock that was on hand. A handsome example we note sometimes being offered elsewhere at considerably higher amounts than our conservative estimates and is very pleasing for display.