I have one that looks very similar that I picked up at a yard sale. It is marked Dixie Gun Works with their address and "Made in Belgium" on top of the barrel. It is about 16 gauge, and from what I was able to ascertain they were imported by Dixie about the time of the Bicentennial and marketed as "committee of safety" style muskets Somewhere around here I have a pretty old catalog from Dixie, one of the smaller ones, that has a picture and ad for it.
It appears that one has a brass barrel band and trigger guard, while the ones on mine are steel, and very simple affairs.
Now I have to sit back a week or so, in case he turns it for a fast profit. . . . after that. . . . .I'm bringing him over to the DARK SIDE.
Bill you want to shoot that "Once" before you let it go?
Bill I have some flints that would fit that. Then you could really take her out & stretch her legs
Bill wouldn't it be sooooo cool if you killed a Blue Grouse with that in September?
Bill, that sure would kill a Bear.
So, Bill,What are you naming your Smooth Bore?