POTD: Captured British Musket with US Markings

    The lockplate on this ca. 1745 musket is, to me, the ultimate symbol of the American Revolution. Edward Jordan was a British gunsmith, active between 1733 and 1760. This example of his work found its way to the colonies and was originally in the hands of a Redcoat. At some point, the gun became a battlefield pickup and was given a US stamping over his name once before being pressed into service with one of the American soldiers.