Early American percussion punt gun. Very heavy and massive hunting weapon! The gun was made most likely in 1840-s period. Similar guns were made in Baltimore and used extensively in Maryland's East Shore for duck hunting.
The lockplate displays a gunsmith marking, "W.L. Hudson" (most likely a gunsmith from Cincinnati, Ohio).
The octagonal part of the barrel displays markings that are difficult to decipher due to the massive build up of black patina/corrosion (please, see pictures). Massive half stock with diamond checkering at the wrist. The barrel may have been shortened long time ago.
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