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Soldier from Gibbon's Regiment of Foot in Newfoundland, 1697-98

Caption: Soldier from Gibbon's Regiment of Foot in Newfoundland, 1697-98

Gibbon's Regiment was the first regular British army unit to be stationed in present-day Canada. Noteworthy on the English musket of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries is the 'dog lock', a kind of small safety catch attached to the gun lock to hold the hammer. Reconstruction by Gerald A Embleton.