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The walnut stock is fully stocked to the muzzle. It is fitted with a brass trigger guard, brass butt cap and single brass ramrod pipe. The lock is a sidelock flintlock and is fitted with flint. The barrel is of circular section and smoothbore. The calibre is 0.75in. Engraved on the lockplate is: 'TOWER Crown' over 'GR' and on the sideplate: 'L'Espion March 2d 1795 HC'. The 'L'Espion' was a French corvette of 18 guns, Captain Magendie, that was captured by HMS 'Lively', Captain G Burlton, on March 2nd 1795 after a two hour action off Brest. The 'L'Espion' was renamed HMS 'Spy' and was sold in 1801. The 'Lively' was wrecked in 1798 near Cadiz.
- Image reference: E8579
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Spinney Collection