Muzzleloader,marked W.Collins on the barrel and "receiver" (I don't know if this technically has a receiver..) I know NOTHING about these,except it is old,and not a cheapo reproduction.And I am purely speculating that it is British.. Was TOLD it was Civil War era by the previous owner,but I bought it purely for the esthetics as a wall hanger.Might sell it though,so I need to know what I'm selling! Octagon barrel,missing the part where the percussion cap(?) goes.. Wood is pretty good,has a few cracks here and there.It has a pretty fancy carved buttstock. Is it a matchlock,flintlock,musket,rifle,club,or???