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Old June 16, 2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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I came across an 1801 flintlock that is stamped with REA... I'm guessing this is the company but cannot find anything on it.

There is a heart shaped stamp with an X in the center with the following letters in the heart:
V at top of X
E on left side of X
C at the bottom of the X
I on the right side of the X

If anyone has any information on the company or the markings please let me know. Thank you all in advance.
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Old June 16, 2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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East India Company, but the "REA" doesn't mean anything to me.

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Old June 16, 2012, 11:17 PM   #3
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From all that I could find it is the United East India Company.

The REA seems to point to John Rea, or Rea Company. They were a sub contractor for Tower around this time but there is very little information about Rea anywhere that I can find. If this name rings any bells that would be great.

I appreciate all the assistance.
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