I have been looking into the possibility of having a "Heron Butt" Scottish Musket made based on one of the surviving examples in the National Museum of Scotland. I was wondering if anyone else has tried to take this on as a project, or if anyone has and advice on this subject? I have read Scottish Firearms by Blair and Woosman-Savage, and talked to several people who's opinion I value on this subject, and from what I presume to understand this type of musket were never produced in large numbers, and were all made with snaphaunce locks, with the distinctive banana shaped lock plate. However some of these would have been converted to early flintock mechanisms. From what I have read, 2 of ~28 surviving examples known to exist have been converted to what we would call "English Locks." So I may look in to having the musket built with an English lock which is made to look like it has been converted from a Scottish snaphaunce lock, which may make it more plausible for the early 18th century period which I portray. From the discussions I have had with the people I have discussed this project with, the biggest hurdle will be finding or making a lock. Two possibilities I have heard are having a gunsmith build a lock with a set of castings, and fabricating a correct lockplate, or modifying a premade lock, by possibly re-profiling the shape of the lockplate, and welding the pointed finials to the ends of the lock. If anyone knows of someone who makes reproductions of these types of muskets, or has any advice, I would very much appreciate it!