I have a musket that appears to composed of parts from different guns, and I am looking for information on the parts. I am pretty sure the stock is from a US Model 1816 Musket, but I am looking for information on the lock and the barrel.
The lock is a would-be Tower lock: it has the word "Tower" and the crown in the right places, but lacks the year and the monarch's initials. Inside, it appears to have the letter D on the mainspring.
The barrel has the initials "N J" on the side opposite the lock. On the bottom, I found the marks "6⁰ N 10" grouped together at one spot, and the single letter "S" at another spot. The barrel has a production year on top, in the breech area. It appears to be 1801, but the third digit in the year is gouged and difficult to read. A little farther forward on the top of the barrel, I found some initials, but they are very difficult to read. I think the initials consist of one or two letters followed by & P (or maybe & D).
The ramrod, which appears to be from yet another gun, has the numbers 5 5 and small crown on it.
I have been told that the "N J" on the barrel probably refers to the New Jersey militia. (The musket was found in a house in New City, NY.)
I have attached some pictures of the gun and the parts. I would appreciate any information that anyone can provide to help me identify the origin of the muskets parts. Thanks very much.