Are you sure it is a percussion piece? There are similar pieces, which you describe, that are flint-locks. Additionally, if you take a #2 pencil, pencil over the name, not just the letters individually, but over the whole name. This sometimes will enhance the stamped marking.
If there are any other markings, please do the same thing and let me know. Any markings, on the pistol, stock, grip, even under the barrell, inside the wood.
[This message has been edited by Harley Nolden (edited July 04, 1999).]